I downloaded the Wine 1.7.18 source code from Sourceforge, installed the dependencies according to the ./configure file and compiled & installed (sudo make && sudo make install).

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: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 ?


This same error happened on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.


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.

  • The source code I downloaded is of version 1.7.18 and in synaptic when added PPA, it's of the version 1.7.18 too. So aren't both the same ? I won't be able to download 107 MB of files cause my internet connection is slow. This is the reason why I downloaded the 21 MB source code file. If both are same, why need to install with PPA ? – Subin May 13 '14 at 16:47

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.


You need to get the dependencies. The easiest way is to simply run:

sudo apt-get build-dep wine

This will install the dependencies required for the repository version of Wine. There may be a time in the future where this is no longer enough but currently speaking, this is enough to build Wine.

As a side-note, watch the output of ./configure. It will tell you what it thinks is missing and that will give you an opportunity to find the missing library before you build (you'll need to ./configure again after adding the library).

I saw you mentioned download size in another comment. The build dependencies for Wine will likely far outstrip a single Wine download (hundreds of megabytes) but you'll only have to download them once. Think about the long term investment before deciding.


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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