Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215098
No wine as non-root
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:48 EST
Description of problem:
Running most Wine apps as non-root user results in wine failure. Running same
as root works. Example: run "winecfg" as non-root user then after waiting
longer than you should, look at the running processes (using ps ax). Kill those
processes and run "sudo winecfg" and it snaps right up on the screen
immediately. The same example applies to ies4linux and others.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(Current since initial release)
Consistant every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run winecfg
3. run winecfg as root
winecfg will not run as a non-root user
winecfg should run as a normal user
I can not at all reproduce this. Please move your ~/.wine folder to ~/.wine-old
and retry and make sure your user is allowed to write to ~/. If that does not
work please add more details to this bug.
Created attachment 141135 [details]
sample runs from terminal
Created attachment 141137 [details]
similar attempts at winecfg
The two sample runs seem to indicate that wine cannot communicate with the x11
stuff (whatever that means exactly, I'm unsure.) Perhaps there's some X.org
setting that is blocking users from running stuff that root can otherwise run?
I started having this problem late in my use of FC5 and immediately in FC6.
Before whatever had changed in FC5, I was running both of these just fine under
wine. I am unsure what update had occured to trigger this problem under FC5
which is unfortunate. I am hopeful the logs provided will give some ideas as to
what has gone wrong and what I can do to fix it.
You are not using scim input by any chance are you?
(In reply to comment #5)
> You are not using scim input by any chance are you?
I also note that Wine stop working after installation some while, and
incidentally should be after I installed Chinese Support w/ SCIM.
After uninstalling SCIM, it works again !?
This forum thread contains a description of the problem and proposed patch code
I don't pretend to understand what's going on there, but even with SCIM enabled,
I can run Wine apps as root. If a fix for SCIM resolves the problem, though, so
This is a complete wrong statement in the forum. As pointed out in another
bugreport (#212782) an by the wine folks: The error is not in wine. Closing as