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Probably a stupid question.(SWTOR&Linux)


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#1 Viper_Security

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 05:25 PM

I have just installed SWTOR under WINE (as Win 7) and it launches just fine, but i cannot update it, i have tried :

 

sudo wine Star-Wars

 

and this is what i get:

 

vip3r@vip3r-M1530 ~ $ sudo wine Star-Wars
[sudo] password for vip3r: 
wine: /home/vip3r/.wine is not owned by you
 
 
do i have to chown it? or is there a different way.
 
im trying to update the game and it says i need admin privileges, but sudo says i do not own that folder
 
 
 
 
I KNOW RUNNING WINE AS SUDO CAN CAUSE ALL HEAPS OF TROUBLE. so that's why i had asked if there was a different way.
 
 
 
Edit: su does not work for updating either.

Edited by Viper_Security, 23 September 2016 - 05:50 PM.

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 01:21 AM

im trying to update the game and it says i need admin privileges

-REF:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/627591/probably-a-stupid-questionswtor-linux/#entry4089609

By default you are an Administrator in Wine.
 

 

As far as Windows programs are concerned, you are running with administrator privileges. If an application complains about a lack of administrator privileges, file a bug

-REF:https://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ
 

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but sudo says i do not own that folder

-REF:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/627591/probably-a-stupid-questionswtor-linux/#entry4089609

Your use of Sudo has likely changed the ownership of your wine prefix to Root. You can check by running:

ls -l /home/vip3r/.wine

and seeing if it lists your name as the owner, or root as the owner.
 

 

I ran wine with sudo or as root. How do I fix my permission errors? [...]

cd $HOME
sudo chown -R $USER:$USER .wine

-REF:https://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ
 

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I KNOW RUNNING WINE AS SUDO CAN CAUSE ALL HEAPS OF TROUBLE. so that's why i had asked if there was a different way.

-REF:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/627591/probably-a-stupid-questionswtor-linux/#entry4089609

 

under WINE (as Win 7)

-REF:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/627591/probably-a-stupid-questionswtor-linux/#entry4089609

The only thing I can suggest would be re-install the game in an Wine prefix set for a different Windows version, and see if it has better luck.
 


Edited by hollowface, 24 September 2016 - 01:24 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2016 - 01:18 PM

Installed it with PlayOnLinux instead of wine and it's updating now.


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