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I am using Wine 1.5.17 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. The installation was finished successfully. I clicked the audio tab to configure audio, but it says Selected driver:(None). I can't even change the driver. When I click Test Sound button no sound is heard. Here is a screenshot:

screenshot of WIne Audio Tab

The error I got when clicking Test Sound button was:

err:ole:CoInitializeEx Attempt to change threading model of this apartment from multi-threaded to apartment threaded
err:mmdevapi:DllGetClassObject Driver initialization failed
err:ole:apartment_getclassobject DllGetClassObject returned error 0x80004005
err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {bcde0395-e52f-467c-8e3d-c4579291692e} could be created for context 0x1

How can I fix this sound problem?

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The problem was solved. I had a 1.5.17 source code version of wine. I uninstalled the source code version and installed the default 1.2 version for lucid and the sound works now. So I guess the solution is check for other wine versions in your system and remove it and install a version that is suitable for your computer.

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It's likely that you're missing some dependencies. Another wine user seemed to be having the same issue, and it was suggested they install the libasound2-dev package, although they were using Linux Mint, so that may or may not help.

The following two methods I found on the Wine Wiki, on a page about building Wine, so they might not work for an already-built

The Ubuntu-specific method seems to be to run sudo apt-get build-dep wine1.5 in a terminal.

However, according to the Wine Wiki, the easiest way to install all the correct dependencies is to download and run this script as root (e.g. with sudo). (Note: To save the script, either copy paste it into a notepad, or just right-click on the link and click "Save link as".)

Then, in terminal run sudo sh ./install-wine-deps.sh.

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Run the following commands to get pulseaudio working with wine:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

This will update Wine to a version that supports pulseaudio. Once you have done that, open winecfg and select PulseAudio Driver under Sound Drivers.

Go to WebUpD8 for a complete tutorial on getting pulseaudio to work with wine.

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I can't download wine again because it exceeds 100 MB and my internet connection is slow –  Subin Jun 29 '13 at 6:33
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I don't know if my answer makes sense, but I had the same issue ( Debian 3.2.51-1 64 bit, Wine 1.4.1 ) I stacked for a couple of days looking for the solution. But it was pretty simple:

sudo apt-get install libwine-alsa
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