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Why PlayonLinux cannot access any software I want to install

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Sunyp_IM Thursday 18 April 2019 at 7:31

Dear everyone,


I have installed PlayonLinux in my CentOS system and I want to install software such as photoshop, office with it.

However, when I find these software in PlayonLinux and click "install" button, a new window jumps out. This window contains only two lines of texts, which read:

"PlayonLinux wizard

Please read this"

please see the image at


After these two text lines there is nothing in this window.

So it seems that I cannot continue the installation of the software.

Could you tell me the reason of this and how to solve the problem?

Thank you in advance!


Edited by Dadu042

Dadu042 Thursday 18 April 2019 at 7:58

Please tell the exact apps version you select in POL.  And give your POL version.

Sunyp_IM Thursday 18 April 2019 at 8:10

The POL version I installed is 4.3.4.

The photoshop version I selected is CS6

The Office version i selected is Microsoft Office 2010 Activition.

Actually whatever app I select, POL always gives that same blank windows as discribed above.

Dadu042 Thursday 18 April 2019 at 17:04

I've tried on my POL 4.3.4, all is OK.

Perhaps the issue is related to your POL current installation frown ...  Do you have softwares installed in POL? 

Sunyp_IM Friday 19 April 2019 at 3:45

No software can be installed in POL in my computer now.

What is your suggestion? 

I installed POL by "yum" command of CentoOS. Should I install another version of POL by compilation from source?

Dadu042 Friday 19 April 2019 at 10:42

In order to "Reset" POL settings, I don't know the right way to do it (perhaps described in: ),

but I can suggest to: 

#1 Close POL
#2 Delete the POL settings folder:  ~/.PlayOnLinux
and perhaps also delete "PlayOnLinux's virtual drives" (not sure if it is necessary in your case).

Edited by Dadu042