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Noki Saturday 30 June 2018 at 22:53
NokiAnonymous

Hi All, I am having a little trouble installing apps using PlayOnLinux in that when I run through the wizard to install something it produces some extra windows in KDE that seem to need user input.

Problem is that these windows don't seem to have any content and are tiny. They have a window frame and half a close button is visible but they have no content or ability to stretch the window to perhaps see more. This appears to be limited to PlayOnLinux and nothing selse on my system. I've tried several apps from the list with the same results.

I am running PlayOnLinux 4.2.12 on Arch Linux Kernel 4.17.2-1, using KDE 5.47.0 / Plasma 5.13.2 and KWin as my Window Manager. My system specs are a Core i7-3770K with 32GB of RAM and a GeForce GTX 770.

Edited by Noki

Tutul Sunday 1 July 2018 at 16:37
Tutul
Moderator

The script use an old version of wine that may have some problem with some libraries.

You must go the the wine directory (in ~/.PlayOnLinux), the wine version's folder you're using for that app, and remove libfreetype / libz libraries. It should fix it


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DrM1173 Friday 28 December 2018 at 22:40
DrM1173Anonymous

But it seems to be that the older 1.x Wine versions are generally not suitable for using in Linux Mint 19.x or Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. While these older Wine versions are needed for older games and apps for Windows to run properly.

Edited by DrM1173

plata Sunday 30 December 2018 at 14:42
plata
Developer

This can also happen if you do not have libfreetype installed (64/32 bit version depending on your wine).

DrM1173 Friday 4 January 2019 at 12:31
DrM1173Anonymous

On my Linux Mint 19.1 Xfce OS I have indeed installed libfreetype.

In the terminal I ran the command

 dpkg-query -l | grep libfreetype

Output of this command:

 dpkg-query -l | grep libfreetype
ii  6:amd64                                          2.8.1-2ubuntu2                                              amd64        FreeType 2 font engine, shared library files
ii  6:i386                                           2.8.1-2ubuntu2                                              i386         FreeType 2 font engine, shared library files

In the PlayOnLinux console I ran winecfg, I got the following output:

 

PlayOnLinux Console
-------------------

You are in 's virtual drive environment
PlayOnLinux: /home/daw/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/ShipSim2008/drive_c > winecfg
wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\winemenubuilder.exe"
err:wineboot:ProcessRunKeys Error running cmd L"C:\\windows\\system32\\winemenubuilder.exe -a -r" (2)
Wine cannot find the FreeType font library.  To enable Wine to
use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
or equal to 2.0.5.
http://www.freetype.org
Wine cannot find the FreeType font library.  To enable Wine to
use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
or equal to 2.0.5.
http://www.freetype.org
Wine cannot find the FreeType font library.  To enable Wine to
use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
or equal to 2.0.5.
http://www.freetype.org
Wine cannot find the FreeType font library.  To enable Wine to
use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
or equal to 2.0.5.
http://www.freetype.org
Wine cannot find the FreeType font library.  To enable Wine to
use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
or equal to 2.0.5.
http://www.freetype.org
Wine cannot find the FreeType font library.  To enable Wine to
use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
or equal to 2.0.5.
http://www.freetype.org
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
fixme:reg:RegQueryInfoKeyW security argument not supported.
err:ole:CoCreateInstanceEx apartment not initialised
Wine cannot find the FreeType font library.  To enable Wine to
use TrueType fonts please install a version of FreeType greater than
or equal to 2.0.5.
http://www.freetype.org
err:syslink:SYSLINK_SetFont Failed to create link font!

 

While my installed Freetype is 2.8.1, according to the command dpkg-query -l | grep libfreetype I ran.

 

 

 

Quentin PÂRIS Saturday 5 January 2019 at 11:07
Quentin PÂRIS
Admin

Ensure that you have the latest PlayOnLinux version, and then, redownload wine.

This should fix your problem

DrM1173 Saturday 5 January 2019 at 15:07
DrM1173Anonymous

Ensure that you have the latest PlayOnLinux version, and then, redownload wine.

This should fix your problem

Edited by DrM1173

Quentin PÂRIS Saturday 5 January 2019 at 17:39
Quentin PÂRIS
Admin

and by installing the ia-32libs. Are there more libraries I have to install to get rid of these above-mentioned libfreetype problems?
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