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Old 01-05-2004, 07:43 AM   #1
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(SOLVED) No text on menus in Scribus? (works for root though...)

This problem is now SOLVED.
Thanks to those involved!

I thought I should check out Scribus so I installed version1.1.2-2 from the unstable branch in Debian.
When I start Scribus it shows the splash and the opens the program.
Lo and behold! No text on the menus?!.
When I click on the icon for 'new' a dialog window appears where I seem to be able to make some choices, but no text here either...
Starting Scribus from a terminal doesn't give any extra output at all.

The only dependency apt-get complained about was python-2.2. so I installed that together with Scribus.

I did a search on google and in some forums but couldn't find anyone with a simular problem.
Some people seemed to have som problems with qt so I checked that I had the environment variables:

...but with or without them, the problem is still there.

Out of curiosity I tried running Scribus as root and it worked flawlessly.
Could this be a permission problem..? I don't know where to start looking, since all my other programs work perfectly.

Does anyone have any tips?

Last edited by apeekaboo; 01-06-2004 at 02:41 AM.
Old 01-05-2004, 10:08 PM   #2
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It most probably is a permissions problem.

I'm not sure where the files and/or directories that have the wrong permissions are. A good place to start could be /usr/share/scribus.

You're looking for directories that aren't rwxr-xr-x and regular files that aren't rw-r--r--.

To find all the files and directories with "scribus" in their name, run:

cd /
find -name '*scribus*'

might turn up something.

Old 01-06-2004, 02:39 AM   #3
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That would be the obvious, but... this is how I solved it:

I just noticed that when swithing to a 'test user' I created a long time ago, Scribus shows text in the menus.
This must actually mean that something in my home-dir is playing tricks on me. But what?

I've tried removing ~/.scribus and I've tried copying the same dir from root and my test user and then chowning them to me, but it still won't work.

So I copied hidden files and directories to my test user to see when it stopped working for him.
I turns out I had a directory called ~/.qt which caused the problem.
I guess it tells qt how to behave in some way, but I guess I can live without it.
I hope I don't break anything by moving it...
Scribus is probably one of the few qt-apps I'm using.


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