gnucash won't open

houndhen hh6199 at
Wed Nov 4 09:27:22 EST 2009

Thanks for all your efforts, Derek and everyone else. It turned out to be a
problem with Mepis and not Gnucash. I had posted my problem here and at the
Mepis forum because the datafile would open in another distro. Anyhow, I
didn't try your last effort Derek because as the thread progressed in the
Mepis forum it seemed to me that it was a problem within the Mepis
community. As it turned out, after I updated Gnucash to version 2.2.9 and
deleted the .gnucash from the home folder everything works fine. Thanks
again for everyone's efforts to help. It has been a learning experience. Is
there a way to mark this thread as solved?


Derek Atkins wrote:
> 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
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