[K12OSN] Suggested fix for Wine

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Thu May 26 19:35:40 UTC 2005

Trond Mæhlum wrote:
> tor, 26,.05.2005 kl. 09.18 -0400, skrev Gideon Romm:
>>ulimit applies to processes, not users.  As long as it is set
>>in /etc/profile (and not unset elsewhere), it should limit the memory
>>for any process launched.
> I don't know anything about that, but the scenario is this:
> When logged in as user, wine fails with the message below. When I type
> ulimit -a it says virtual memory 600000. ulimit -v unlimited cannot be
> executed as normal user. This is the same wheter ulimit -v unlimited is
> set in /etc/profile, /etc/rc.local or not set at all.
> When logged in as root, wine also fails with the same message. When I
> type ulimit -a it also says virtual memory 600000. But now I can run
> ulimit -v unlimited, and execute wine, and it works.
> On my Debian box at home, I just ran ulimit -a as myself. It showed
> virtual memory unlimited.
> Is the 600000 limit a redhat thing? If so it should be possible to alter
> it for normal user as well?
> Trond

After editing your /etc/profile and/or /etc/rc.local, did you reboot?


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