Gnucash 1.6.6 on RedHat 7.3 only starts as root
Peter T. Abplanalp
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 16:39:04 -0600
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On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 04:35:31PM -0600, Peter T. Abplanalp wrote:
> 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.
you may want to save any config stuff you have there. i think the
important thing is to remove ~/.gnucash/books. maybe just mv
sometimes a react to harshly and rm isn't really called for :-)
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