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alcsantiago Monday 27 May 2013 at 13:35
alcsantiagoAnonymous

Hi, guys
I'm a slacker  user(14 64bits) and I installed POL normally.
But I have a problem when I try to open it.
"PlayOnLinux is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry"

Is it possible to run it as root?
Anyone here did it?
petch Monday 27 May 2013 at 19:03
petch
Developer

I'll never to recommend to use root for daily usage.
Ronin DUSETTE Monday 27 May 2013 at 19:46
Ronin DUSETTE
Admin

Never run it as root. There is absolutely no reason to.

Please:
Post debug logs & full computer specs in first post
No private messages for general help, use the forums
Read the wiki, Report broken scripts
jgreene Wednesday 4 September 2013 at 15:56
jgreeneAnonymous

Actually yes there is. granted it is limited, but it exists....and the inability to do so is causing me problems....unless you know of another way to get the direct hardware access for wine needed too use ftd2xx protocol...I use http://gatopeichs.blogspot.com/2012/10/usb-d2xx-driver-for-wine-on-linux.html and it only functions when wine runs as root
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Bladeforce Thursday 5 September 2013 at 22:01
BladeforceAnonymous

Trying to run dark reign 2 gives me an error but apparently it will work if you run it as root but i cant in playonlinux something to do with winsock
jgreene Sunday 29 September 2013 at 23:48
jgreeneAnonymous

And now for the next installment of 'You canna do that!'
Install POL, install game under apropos verison of wine creating the wineprefix and .PlayOnLinux/wine///....
note commands to run game..

chown thew entire .PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/ to root,
sudo -i (or su - or login as root[not recommended])
set WINEPREFIX=~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/
export WINEPREFIX
~/.PlayOnLinux/wine///bin/wine [wine opts]
and it's running as root.. Yippe. technically it is not running PlayOnLinux as root.. but the wine is running as root..
Here's hoping they don't ban me in their ire over my workaround to get necessary functionality (I have no idea if they are that kind of irritable, this statement is NOT a pre-judgement of anyone).

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