Gnucash 1.6.6 on RedHat 7.3 only starts as root

Peter T. Abplanalp
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 16:35:31 -0600

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On Sat, Aug 31, 2002 at 12:19:48AM +0200, Daniel Brahneborg wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 04:03:51PM -0600, Peter T. Abplanalp wrote:
> > 
> > your data file is probably also owned by root.  in the directory where
> > you keep your datafile execute the following as root: chown <user> *
> > then try again.
> Done that, but it makes no difference.
> > the reason you get a blank screen is that (this is a theory) if
> > gnucash can't open or can't find the data file it last used, it starts
> > with no data file.  you can then go to the file menu and pick open
> > file, surf to your datafile and open it.  subsequently it should work.
> Well... That would be easier if I actually had a window with a file
> menu, but I don't get that either.  ;)
> I get absolutely nothing.  No window, no dialogs, no error messages on
> the console, no nothing.  If the files are owned by root I get a dialog
> where it complains about not being able to lock the database, but when I
> close that dialog, I get nothing more.
> It's as if has tried to read a window definition file of some sort,
> found nothing (or wasn't able to read it, or something), but forgot to
> check this and just assumed that something would get shown.  This is
> just speculation on my part though.

well, you've exhausted my idea mill.  what does strace say?

actually, one other thing to try.  rm -rf ~/.gnucash, start
gnucash and (hopefully) pick file->open and choose your datafile.

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Peter Abplanalp

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