gnucash won't open

Harold hh6199 at
Tue Nov 3 09:23:02 EST 2009

Thanks, Derek. You are right, it didn't help. Gnucash is still like it was. I looked at some of the .conf files but didn't change anything
because I didn't know which one might be the problem and what I might
need to change. 
I will try this and let you know the results. It might not be until tonight or tomorrow morning. I am kinda on the run this morning and don't have the time to devote to it right now. Will let you know the results. Thanks for your help. 


From: Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU>
To: houndhen <hh6199 at>
Cc: gnucash-user at
Sent: Mon, November 2, 2009 2:47:46 PM
Subject: Re: gnucash won't open

houndhen <hh6199 at> writes:

> I have re-installed GnuCash, moved all files associated with gnucash from the
> home folder, and put the backup from Mint 7 that worked fine into my Mepis
> home folder. Guncash still won't open the file. If I use the konsole and
> open Gnucash with no file open then try to open my data file, the program
> closes.
> Will do a complete removal of Gnucash and then a fresh install and see what
> happens.

That probably wont help.  My guess is that there is an errant entry in
GConf that is causing GnuCash to croak.  You can do:

  exit gnucash
  gconftool-2 --shutdown
  mv ~/.gconf ~/.gconf-bak
  restart gnucash

This should help..  But it will also destroy ALL your gconf settings for
your whole system.  If you want to only reset your GNUCASH settings you
could do:

  mv ~/.gconf/apps/gnucash ~/.gconf/apps/gnucash-bak

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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