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    [SOLVED] How do I reset all WINE settings to their default?

    Hi,
    I once had WINE working (albeit slowly). Now nothing will work for me. I may have inadvertently changed settings that I shouldn't have.

    How do I reset all WINE settings to their default?

    Thank you.
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    Re: How do I reset all WINE settings to their default?

    Delete your ~/.wine directory and create a new one. Of course, you'll also have to reinstall any software you have already installed.

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    Re: How do I reset all WINE settings to their default?

    Problem solved.
    I re-installed Wine from synaptic.

    Then I got this from a web page:

    Running Wine on recent versions of Linux (in particular Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron) may generate errors or warnings such as preloader: Warning: failed to reserve range 00000000-60000000 err:dosmem:setup_dos_mem Cannot use first megabyte for DOS address space, please report and may refuse to run Wine applications, especially ones that use Win16 or DOS calls. For instance, Microsoft Word 2000 will crash after a few seconds.

    The workaround is to give the command:

    Code:
    $ sudo sysctl -w vm.mmap_min_addr=0
    This fixes the problem until the next time you reboot. (It also reduces security slightly.)

    To avoid having to give that same command every time you reboot, also edit the file /etc/sysctl.conf, e.g. with the command

    Code:
    $ sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf
    and change the line that reads:

    vm.mmap_min_addr = 65536

    to:

    vm.mmap_min_addr = 0

    That will apply the workaround for you when the system starts.

    Now it may have been a matter of running the above code rather than re-installing Wine, but anyway Wine is now purring like a kitten.

    Cheers.
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    Re: How do I reset all WINE settings to their default?

    rm -rf ~/.wine
    this command in terminal mode should reset wine to defualt

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    Re: How do I reset all WINE settings to their default?

    Today Wine was running very fast.

    Now this evening after my computer was restarted it is incredibly slow again.

    I have just tried

    Code:
    rm -rf ~/.wine
    Wine is still at snail pace. This is so frustrating!

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    Re: How do I reset all WINE settings to their default?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rytron View Post
    Today Wine was running very fast.

    Now this evening after my computer was restarted it is incredibly slow again.

    I have just tried

    Code:
    rm -rf ~/.wine
    Wine is still at snail pace. This is so frustrating!

    Ok, so you deleted the wine dir. No wonder wine is not working for you?

    Did you run $winecfg from terminal to set up a new local wine directory? Give PlayOnLinux a shot. That app has been a godsend for me! With it you can very easily work with wine. It works like Crossover Games, but its GPL and free, and IMO, better.
    Last edited by buntunub; May 8th, 2008 at 06:40 PM.

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    Re: How do I reset all WINE settings to their default?

    Quote Originally Posted by buntunub View Post
    Ok, so you deleted the wine dir. No wonder wine is not working for you?

    Did you run $winecfg from terminal to set up a new local wine directory? Give PlayOnLinux a shot. That app has been a godsend for me! With it you can very easily work with wine. It works like Crossover Games, but its GPL and free, and IMO, better.
    Hi,
    Wine is now working. Funny thing is - if I am online, wine wont work; when I am off line it works.
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