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Now, the command you would want to run is:
Now, the command you would want to run is:
'''NOTE''': ''Do NOT copy and paste these commands. As they need to be modified for your particular situation.''
'''NOTE''': ''Do NOT copy and paste these commands. They need to be modified for your particular situation.''
{{Console|sudo setcap cap_net_raw+epi /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/1.7.36/bin/wine}}
{{Console|sudo setcap cap_net_raw+epi /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/1.7.36/bin/wine}}

Revision as of 02:00, 19 March 2015

Here is a list of common errors and possible solutions. Not everything will be here, but this list will get a lot bigger as time goes on, and hopefully, with the help of the community, we can make this list very, very robust.

When trying a possible solution for an issue, please only try ONE solution at a time, and test to see if it worked.

p11-kit: couldn't load module: ...


p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/p11-kit-trust.so: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/p11-kit-trust.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Who might encounter this error?

Mostly users of Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc., Mint (and derivatives), 64-bit systems.

What causes this error?

The 32-bit version of p11-kit-trust.so is either not installed, or is not located in an area that Wine expected it to be.

Common solutions

Install 32-bit version of p11-kit-trust.so

sudo apt-get install p11-kit-modules:i386

Create a symlink

found at http://askubuntu.com/a/384018

sudo /usr/local/bin/getlibs -p p11-kit:i386
sudo ln -s /usr/lib32/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/p11-kit-trust.so /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/p11-kit-trust.so

Error in FS_Check


The following file is located on a fuse filesystem. It might prevent wine from working

Who might encounter this error?

Anyone trying to run an executable file in Wine/POL that is located on an NTFS filesystem.

What causes this error?

Wine can get grumpy with how NTFS, Linux, and Wine interact with each other. This warning is simply there to alert you to this fact. Most of the time, this error can be ignored.

Common solutions

Move executable to a native Linux filesystem

Simply move the executable file in question to your native Linux filesystem, and this error will go away. It will only appear when trying to execute a file that is located on a FUSE filesystem.

Failed to use ICMP


err:winediag:IcmpCreateFile Failed to use ICMP (network ping), this requires special permissions.

Who might encounter this error?

Anyone trying to run an application that wants to ping out. On POSIX-compliant systems, ping needs admin rights. NOTE: NEVER run Wine or POL as root.

What causes this error?

When a program tries to send an ICMP packet running through POL/Wine, it will fail, as it needs administrative rights, and we never run POL or Wine as root, do we? ;)

Common solutions

Give rights to POL's WineBuild

In most instances, you will see a command to remedy this. Most of the time, it is missing the final argument, which is the particular instance of Wine that you are running. These solutions work fine for Vanilla Wine, but not POL. For POL, you have to point the particular command to POL's WineBuild for that particular virtual drive.

For instance, AION.

All of POL's WineBuilds are stored in ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/

Within this folder, you have different sub-folders for architecture, and then Wine version. In the case of AION:


Find out which Wine version your application needs:

  1. Open the Configuration Window
  2. In the General tab, when your virtual drive is selected, look at the name of the version of Wine in use.

Now, the command you would want to run is:

NOTE: Do NOT copy and paste these commands. They need to be modified for your particular situation.

sudo setcap cap_net_raw+epi /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/1.7.36/bin/wine


sudo setcap cap_net_raw+epi /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/1.7.36/bin/wine-preloader

NOTE: I have seen both bin/wine and bin/wine-preloader shown in examples, so for posterity, I am including both.

Essentially, the syntax for this is as follows:

sudo setcap cap_net_raw+epi /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/Wine Architecture/Wine Version/bin/wine


  • username with your current username
  • Wine Architecture with either linux-x86 (32-bit virtual drive) or linux-amd64 (64-bit virtual drive)
  • Wine Version with the EXACT name listed in the Wine dropdown menu in the General tab of the Configuration Window