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Thread: WINE can not change to .wine/dosdevices and does not open

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    WINE can not change to .wine/dosdevices and does not open

    Had already installed WINE on Ubuntu 16.04 and on 20.04.1
    Last weak crashed my SSD and I installed 20.04.3 on the new SSD.

    My most important Windows Programs are POV-Ray and HP 41 emulator.

    Both bring a small window with an error message

    Failed to launch "POV-Ray"
    Failed to change to directory "/home/founder/.wine/dosdevic...

    But preinstalled programs work, in terminal
    wine explorer
    opens the explorer.

    I already removed .WINE, deleted the folder .wine and reinstalled version 6.0.1.

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    Re: WINE can not change to .wine/dosdevices and does not open

    Seems like it was trying to change directories to something that was no longer there or no longer exists (more rather: existed).

    The obvious question would be if /home/founder/.wine/dosdevic exists... But you already said you deleted everything under $HOME/.wine, so it's already to late (and pointless) to ask to do a directory list of that address... or anything under ~/.wine, because you deleted the whole directory tree. Right?

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    Re: WINE can not change to .wine/dosdevices and does not open

    I would ask: Did you re-install Wine and then use Wine to re-install these two Windows programs? I know the answer is obvious but if we copy the Wine configuration files from one SSD to another SSD it may well be the cause of this issue. I am not familiar with either of these Windows programs but for them to need to access .wine/dosdevices/ they must need to access some part of the hardware.

    I am wondering if /home/founder exists on this new installation. Has another username been given and old configuration files used?

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    Re: WINE can not change to .wine/dosdevices and does not open

    BTW povray has a linux version and it is in the repo.

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