Wine crashing due to missing plugins

Hi there. i've recently made a switch from windows 11 and I am new to how things work here.
I wanted to play warcraft 3, but when opening it with wine, it crashes.

  • The game opens
  • Screen goes black
  • Game minimizes
  • Wine crashes
  • The color of the whole screen turns grey-ish.

In the wine output it says this.

(wine:4547): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: 07:47:05.096: gst_object_unref: assertion'object != NULL' failed
winegstreamer error: decodebin1: Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in.
winegstreamer error: decodebin1: ../gstreamer/subprojects/gst-plugins-base/gst/playback/gstdecodebin2.c(4701): gst_decode_bin_expose (): /GstBin:bin2/GstDecodeBin:decodebin1:
no suitable plugins found:
Missing decoder: Audio Video Interleave (AVI) (video/x-msvideo)

How do I go about installing these plugins? How do I fix this error?

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Probably try installing from aur


Hi there, welcome to the forum!
Instead of launching directly from wine, maybe you'd better leverage on a frontend app like Lutris.
In general, give a look here:


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HI, thanks for the fast replies! Much appreciated.
Here is my inxi file log

Kernel: 5.18.10-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=ea07dd1f-2cbd-470f-81c7-8fa5c58d3792 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Vostro 15 3510 v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0V799W v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
v: 1.12.1 date: 04/27/2022
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 39.9 Wh (99.0%) condition: 40.3/40.0 Wh (100.7%)
volts: 13.2 min: 11.2 model: SWD DELL FH3K216 type: Li-poly
serial: <filter> status: charging
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse MX Master 3
serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
status: discharging
Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Tiger Lake built: 2020 process: Intel 10nm family: 6
model-id: 0x8C (140) stepping: 1 microcode: 0xA4
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 320 KiB desc: d-4x48 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 5 MiB desc: 4x1.2 MiB
L3: 8 MiB desc: 1x8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 863 high: 1073 min/max: 400/4200 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 729 2: 741 3: 843
4: 1006 5: 862 6: 1073 7: 712 8: 941 bogomips: 38707
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Dell
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen12.1 process: Intel 10nm built: 2020-21
ports: active: eDP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a49
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce MX350] vendor: Dell driver: nouveau
v: kernel non-free: 515.xx+ status: current (as of 2022-06) arch: Pascal
process: TSMC 16nm built: 2016-21 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 4
link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1c94 class-ID: 0302
Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-6:3 chip-ID: 0c45:6d1a class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nouveau
alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: BOE Display 0x097d built: 2020 res: 1920x1080
hz: 60 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64")
diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.3
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Dell
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.10-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.55 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.3
chip-ID: 8086:a0f0 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB
driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-10:4 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 26.92 GiB (11.3%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: PC SN530 NVMe WDC 256GB size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 21113012 temp: 30.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
used: 26.92 GiB (11.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 608 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
used: 26.92 GiB (11.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
used: 26.92 GiB (11.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
used: 26.92 GiB (11.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.37 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 44.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 242 Uptime: 1h 22m wakeups: 4294 Memory: 15.37 GiB
used: 2.83 GiB (18.4%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages:
note: see --pkg apt: 0 pacman: 2921 lib: 461 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.19
error: could not register 'chaotic-aur' database (database already registered)
Garuda (2.6.5-1):
System install date:     2022-07-12
Last full system update: 2022-07-14
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Oh yes, I wanted to do that, but I didn't know how to. This doesn't find the package.

sudo pacman -S lib32-gst-plugins-bad 

It is an AUR package, so you need an AUR helper (paru is the default):

paru lib32-gst-plugins-bad 

You'll be presented with a PKGBUILD preview: check it, and quit with 'q', then confirm that you want to install the package(s)


I am greeted with this error when trying to run that command.

[email protected] in /homeπŸ”’ as πŸ§™ took 2ms
╰─λ paru lib32-gst-plugins-bad
error: failed to initialize alpm: root=/ dbpath=/var/lib/pacman/: database already registered

Sorry for being a total newby

Also, I am constantly getting this error when running any pacman command

error: could not register 'chaotic-aur' database (database already registered)

No need to be sorry, this is all strange.
Do you happen to have other terminal sessions open with pacman? Or have you tried after a reboot?
If this persists, I think you should try resetting your pacman configuration with:

garuda-update remote fix

The pacman and paru issues seem to have been fixed after running that command and rebooting the PC. I will try to install the missing packaged now as instructed.

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Oh my God fellas. I really felt like I wouldn't be able to fix this, ever, since I've been tinkering on my own for the past 2 days.
Everything works now
Thanks a lot! I really hope to stick with garuda for the coming days.


Also, one question. Where can i learn more about using linux, how it works, etc..?
Or do I learn like this, by resolving the encountered issues. Do you have any good channels to recommend / guides?

You mean years, right :slight_smile:

Start with reading the Garuda Wiki.
Learn to search, start in whoogle questions with, Arch Linux.

BTW, do not post like in a chat, you can edit your last post until somebody answers. :slight_smile:


Start familiarizing with:
and (especially) with:
Then, step-by-step, depending on the topics you want to better understand (or learn from scratch):
Warning: the latter is addictive :wink:


Alright, gotcha. Thanks :wink:

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