Wine stopped working in El Capitan

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by soamz, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Orissa, India
    HI, I used to have use Winbox app (

    in my OS X Yosemite for months now, as that app is open 90% of time, since we monitor our servers.

    But since I upgraded to El Capitan, it has completely stopped working.

    What to do now ?
  2. beebarb macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2015
    This seems to be a common problem with some WINE implementations. Usually it's a compatibility problem related to an internal copy of X11.

    Versions of WINE using a Mac native driver are usually unaffected.
    CrossOver is a WINE implementation that seems to still be working under El Capitan.

    Installing Winbox in a different version of WINE to what's used by the precompiled bundle you've been using so far, is possible. However, it can be a bit technical depending upon which WINE implementation you choose.
  3. jblagden macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2013
    I thought Wine wasn’t working, but it turns out that wasn’t the problem, at least not on my Mac. It turned out that the incompatibility was with older Wineskin wrappers. I simply had to update Wineskin to the 2.6.1 wrapper and then recreate wrappers for the Windows programs I use and now they work. Actually, they work a little better than before I upgraded to El Capitan.

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