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First Use Assistance error

Ubuntu 8.10 amd64

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raven128 Tuesday 26 May 2009 at 17:50

just installed PlayOnLinux from this site.
When i start this application a "First Use Assistance" window pops up, then it tries to connect to remote site and then it said that i must be connected to the internet. i have persistent connection and i'm not behind any proxy, firewall or NAT thing.

how can i fix this?
raven128 Tuesday 26 May 2009 at 19:12

if start playonlinux from console under root privileges, works fine - connects to internet, install microsoft fonts and so on. but it applies to root session only. if pol starts from shortcut, then -> read my first post
Ghostofkendo Tuesday 26 May 2009 at 19:25

Hello raven128,

PlayOnLinux mustn't be started as root.

How do you connect to the Internet ? via Ethernet, wi-fi, usb modem ?

Is wget installed ?

Could you run POL from a terminal with user privileges, try to install Microsoft fonts and paste here the output in the terminal.

Quentin PÂRIS Tuesday 26 May 2009 at 19:41
Quentin PÂRISAnonymous

What is your version of POL ?
raven128 Wednesday 27 May 2009 at 19:14

version - 3.5
microsoft fonts were installed long before i even think about PoL.
connection - Ethernet. wget is installed. no proxy or NAT things, real ip.