Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: POL games no longer launch after I changed my username.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Munster, Ireland
    Beans
    2,259
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Exclamation POL games no longer launch after I changed my username.

    Hi.

    After backing up my stuff, I formated my HDD and changed my username and then moved my stuff including the old PlayOnLinux dir "~/.PlayOnLinux" back onto the HDD. Now nothing works in POL. Wine works fine on other games + software. I can goto "/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix" and launch the games fine with regular Wine. It must be pointing to my older username path (for arguments sake lets call it bartholomew and I changed my username to bart). Is there a way to sort this out without having to re-install everything as that would be utter tedium.
    Last edited by Rytron; July 18th, 2013 at 09:31 PM.
    1st Distro used (live CD): Knoppix in early 2007 ¦ 1st Distro Installed: Ubuntu 7.10 in Feb 2008
    GNU/Linux User #470660 – Ubuntu User #28226
    Isaac Asimov: "I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu Development Release

    Re: POL games no longer launch after I changed my username.

    Have a look in ~/.PlayOnLinux/shortcuts. All your program shortcuts should be there. You'll need to edit each file and change the username from the old to the new.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Munster, Ireland
    Beans
    2,259
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Thumbs up Re: POL games no longer launch after I changed my username.

    Toz, you are a star. POL works fine again. Cheers.
    1st Distro used (live CD): Knoppix in early 2007 ¦ 1st Distro Installed: Ubuntu 7.10 in Feb 2008
    GNU/Linux User #470660 – Ubuntu User #28226
    Isaac Asimov: "I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •