World of Warcraft won’t start under WINE after Fedora 10 update SOLVED

I did a ‘yum update’ on my Fedora 10 Linux box.  Right afterword I started WoW, but it crased and generated a error log that I saved to the desktop as, ‘imsettings-applet-bugreport.txt’  The error log complains that I’m not a member of the pulse-rt group.  I corrected that and WoW started normally.

Goals of this post:

-Describe how to add a user to the pulse-rt group for purpose of getting World of Warcraft under WINE running after a ‘yum update’

When I rebooted I got an error; a window popped up giving me an option to save the error log.  So I saved it to my desktop.  Here is an exerpt from imsettings-applet-bugreport.txt error report:

System: Linux #1 SMP Mon Feb 23 13:21:22 EST 2009 i686
X Vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Vendor Release: 10503000
Selinux: No
Accessibility: Disabled
GTK+ Theme: Nodoka
Icon Theme: ICON-Crystal-SVG-1.1.0

Memory status: size: 0 vsize: 0 resident: 0 share: 0 rss: 0 rss_rlim: 0
CPU usage: start_time: 0 rtime: 0 utime: 0 stime: 0 cutime:0 cstime: 0 timeout: 0 it_real_value: 0 frequency: 0

———– .xsession-errors (9947806 sec old) ———————
N: main.c: For enabling real-time scheduling please acquire the appropriate PolicyKit privileges, or become a member of ‘pulse-rt’, or increase the RLIMIT_NICE/RLIMIT_RTPRIO resource limits for this u
W: main.c: High-priority scheduling enabled in configuration but not allowed by policy.
W: core-util.c: setpriority(): Permission denied
could not attach to desktop process
(firefox:5926): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory  of theme ICON-Crystal-SVG-1.1.0 has no size field
(firefox:5926): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory  of theme ICON-Crystal-SVG-1.1.0 has no size field
gnome-session[5382]: Gtk-WARNING: Theme directory  of theme ICON-Crystal-SVG-1.1.0 has no size field
(gnome-keyring-daemon-wrapper:5757): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Received XSMP SaveYourself message in state save-yourself-done: client or server error
Window manager warning: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on display ‘:2.0’.

From the error message I’m guessing that we need to either add ‘you user account’ to ‘pulse-rt’ group or we need to change the policy in policykit to allow access to the Pulse Audio hardware resource(your soundcard)

Adding a user to a group is easy in Fedora 10 Linux.    I’ll post some screen shots to walk you through.  We start by selecting from your gnome panel, System –> Administration –> Users and Groups.

Select the your user(in my case matt) and click on the properties button.  A new window will appear, select the ‘groups’ tab.

Now lets see if WoW starts!

[matt@mattcom1 ~]$ cd /home/matt/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft
[matt@mattcom1 World of Warcraft]$ wine Wow.exe -opengl

The yum update and fix afterwords seems to have fixed my keyboard issue from this earlier post. Take care all and good luck w/ Linux gaming!


  • Mano

    Your gear sucks.

    Comment | October 1, 2010
  • mattb

    Yeah because I have a job and a company. Warcraft = waste of time

    Comment | October 1, 2010

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