What is IOPL and why isn’t it enabled?

lon December 4, 2010

When attempting to launch my Wine install of Microsoft Word 2007 in Ubuntu, I get this error: IOPL is not enabled! So what is IOPL and why isn’t it enabled? How would I go about enabling it? The same error occurs when launching Excel or PowerPoint as well.

  1. Aibek
    December 27, 2010 at 10:57 am

    hey Ion,

    Did you manage to figure it out? Try the suggestions recommended under the link above? Let us know.


  2. Tina
    December 4, 2010 at 5:58 pm


    IOPL on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOPL

    Other people have the same issue, here are possible solutions: