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I have installed WINE using the instructions at the WineHQ Wiki and was able to successfully run an install of a Windows application for my admin user. Buoyed by my success I thought I would try to get it working for the multiple users I have on my machine (read: family). I found the multiple users stub in the FAQ and have made a number of modifications by following the instructions in the ubuntu forums. I believe I followed them properly. It essentially has you set up the sudoers file to support other users having the ability to operate as another user without a password. In this case I've created a 'windows' user that executes WINE. The issue I'm having is that I'm receiving the following error when attempting to execute an application that previously worked under the admin account.

$ sudo -u windows -H wine application.exe
shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied
job-working-directory: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied
Dynamic session lookup supported but failed: launchd did not provide a socket path, verify that org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist is loaded!
err:menubuilder:init_xdg error looking up the desktop directory
wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\application.exe"

I'm not new to Linux but am new to Mac and to WINE, so thank you for any direction you can provide.

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Have all files got permissions to read as the windows user (and the current directory) and the directors between them an / – Mark Mar 8 '13 at 14:17
@McArthey have you tried (Wineskin)[]. It gives simpler interface to run your applications using wine – Eir Nym Mar 9 '13 at 22:42
I haven't seen wineskin but I will look into it. Thanks for the tip. – McArthey Mar 12 '13 at 18:07

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