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    is there a away to use wine and winex as a non root user for games and
    apps like mirc?

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    GhostMaster wrote:
    > is there a away to use wine and winex as a non root user for games and
    > apps like mirc?
    hmm, i'm not sure if i totally understand your problem, but why should this
    not work as non-root user??
    i've played halflife as non-root user and could connect to the internet.
    what obstacles did you encounter with apps like mirc??

    Johannes
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    On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 10:47:51 +0200, Johannes H. Ahlmann wrote:
    > GhostMaster wrote:
    >> is there a away to use wine and winex as a non root user for games and
    >> apps like mirc?
    >
    > hmm, i'm not sure if i totally understand your problem, but why should this
    > not work as non-root user??
    > i've played halflife as non-root user and could connect to the internet.
    > what obstacles did you encounter with apps like mirc??
    On wine as supplied with RedHat8, doing anything useful generally requires
    logging yourself in to the wine group (i.e "newgrp wine", assuming you're
    listed in the wine group in /etc/groups).

    If you don't do this, you can't write to any wine-owned
    files. This typically manifests itself as e.g being able to play
    half-life but any game settings you change don't persist between sessions.
    Other software may be less tolerant. (Of course if you've been running
    wine as root you probably have a lot of files only accessible by root now,
    so some chgrp-ing may be in order).

    A pretty neat use of groups I thought.

    Tim

    Tim Day Guest

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