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Broken Packages Fix Problem (For Wine)

The problem is that Wine now depends on libfaudio0, but Ubuntu versions prior to 19.10 don't include it in the standard repositories. The link to the Winehq forum page with directions on how to ...
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Installing Starcraft 2 PlayOnLinux

PlayOnLinux does a terrible job with Starcraft II at the time of this writing. If your end goal is playing Starcraft II on Linux, here's what worked for me, on Ubuntu 17.04 Remove PlayOnLinux ...
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How to install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 16.04

You can simply run command sudo apt update sudo apt install playonlinux for installation. There is no need for PPA. To update to the latest version, it needs to download .deb file.
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How to install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 16.04

At the time of writing this post, the application is provided by noobslab.com for 16.04 version. Add the repository by using the following in the terminal, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps ...
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How do I install MS Office 2016 on PlayOnLinux

I will provide directions that worked for me for a manual (non-script) installation of Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus on Ubuntu 18.04 using PlayOnLinux (POL) v4.3.4 and Wine x86 v3.4. All the ...
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Broken Packages Fix Problem (For Wine)

late answer I had a similar problem: What I did: I remove all "wine" ppa using "Software and updates" tool in ubuntu / kubuntu. Then, i followed the guide here: install latest wine or here. In ...
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Playonlinux Steam Black Screen -- update

I had the exact same issue. I found an easy fix for me: Instead of putting the "no cef sandbox..." in the Arguments field, just type: wine steam.exe -no-browser +open steam://open/minigameslist ...
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How to install wxpython ubuntu 16.04

I could install it by typing in a terminal: sudo apt-get install python-wxgtk3.0 I don't know but I think that the older versions (2.8, 2.6, …) aren't currently in the 16.04 repositories.
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Ubuntu 14.04 brightness problem (Lenovo Z500)

Two years ago I bought this laptop which works pretty well with Linux. When I upgraded to my new distro, Elementary OS Freya, I noticed the problem that backlight was unable to change. I could change ...
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Fully remove PlayOnLinux and any files left behind

No. The .playonLinux directory is where POL stores its virtual drives. (Where it runs the Windows programs) If you did not have WINE installed beforehand, you will also need to run sudo apt-get purge ...
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PlayOnLinux Steam black screen

This is a common problem with Wine/Steam. I encountered it and here's what I did to make it work. Make sure to have your wine compatibility set to Windows XP for Steam while running the exe with the "-...
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How to check if my Wine prefix is 32 bit or 64 bit?

All you have to do is, Browse the PlayonLinux's Virtual Drives. Go to the WINEPREFIX/drive_c/ folder and look for Program Files folder. If you only see the Program Files and no ProgramFiles(x86) ...
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ClamAV detects certain files on the PlayOnLinux directory as malware, should I be concerned?

True, "Linux is virus free" is a myth. And it's also an extremely inaccurate and vague sentence. You can read a lot on this topic, and there are a lot of articles explaining you what kind of "virus" ...
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Office 2016 Installation Using PlayOnLinux

According to playonlinux.com, Office 2016 is not supported. You do however have some alternatives: Run Office 2016 in a virtual machine with Windows. Office 2013 might work with PlayOnLinux on your ...
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League of Legends - PlayOnLinux stuck

There is a r/Ubuntu post in Reddit by jmobastos69 that details how to install League of Legends (LOL) in PlayOnLinux (POL). This answer is a cleaner and slightly modified version of that post. Remove ...
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USB Joystick on wine

Try using the command wine control This should bring up the Wine Control Panel where you will find the game controllers icon. Check the configuration for Game Controllers.
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Problem with the accent marks on MS Office in PlayOnLinux

I have solved it. There are two actions to apply: Solves the problem when you launch the application and then open the file. To do so, follow ingasvist's user instuctions: go to Playonlinux, select ...
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How do I add i386 architecture in Ubuntu MATE 15.04?

To resolve it, run this command: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 Or, if fails, you can still add it using the other answer's method below.
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On the download page for PlayOnLinux, what is Cosmic, Bionic, Xenial, etc.?

This are the code names of the Ubuntu releases which are supported. To put it into perspective ill list them below with their version numbers. If they are already end of life or still supported you ...
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How to check if my Wine prefix is 32 bit or 64 bit?

I needed something similar in a script so made this script based on @wilf's answer: #!/bin/bash ## Wine can spam stderr ERRLOG=/tmp/dllerrlog.log WINESYSDIR=$( winepath -u c:\\windows\\system32 2&...
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PlayOnLinux: change install location from virtual drive

PlayOnLinux creates a "virtual drive" for every program you install through it. By default they're in your home folder in a folder called .PlayOnLinux You can move the location of all the ...
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Steam store not working on Ubuntu 16.04

Welcome to AskUbuntu! I've had this problem before, it seems to be actually a known issue with web-based UI elements: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=19444 You can ...
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What is the most recent MSOffice that can be run under Wine/Playonlinux?

Since the new Wine 2.0 version got released, you can now theoretically run MS Office 2013 with it, according to the announcement on the official WineHQ website: The Wine team is proud to announce ...
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PlayOnLinux/Windows Steam store still blank with no-cef-sandbox on 16.04

EDIT 11-Apr-2020: This answer is no longer valid for Steam for Windows running in Linux. You can try the command wine steam.exe -no-browser +open steam://open/minigameslist but I haven't had big ...
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Broken Packages Fix Problem (For Wine)

Do 1: sudo apt-add-repository --remove 'deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/Ubuntu_18.10_standard ./' Do 2: wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key ...
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How can I install Wine (i386) on Ubuntu 19.10?

Execute the following commands for a Wine installation: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 wget -qO - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-add-repository 'deb ...
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How to check if my Wine prefix is 32 bit or 64 bit?

If you are using PlayOnLinux, you can check which version using the GUI - open PlayOnLinux, click 'Configure' on the relevant program, and look at the pane on the left: Alternatively, you can do what ...
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What's Ubuntu package for virtualgl-libs

The package virtualgl doesnt exists. Bumblebee stable ppa contains it. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install virtualgl
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How to check if my Wine prefix is 32 bit or 64 bit?

Thanks to @wilf's for 'WINEPREFIX/drive_c/windows/syswow64' (it works).. but i have been editing the wine registry to find any entry that reveals what winearch the system is using (win32 or win64), ...

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