problem with ActiveState install

Discussion in 'Python' started by Steve, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I've installed the ActiveState binary distribution for Solaris in my
    home directory, but I'm having problems with Tk.

    I think I did everything right -- I used gtar rather than Solaris tar,
    and the install process indicated it was successful. I added the
    python directory to ~/.bashrc.

    Python works fine from the command line.

    But if I try to execute anything that uses Tkinter (including Idle),
    the console window goes blank and then nothing else happens. I have to
    use control+z to break out.

    Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be, and how to fix it?

    Thanks in advance,
    -- Steve Ferg
     
    Steve, Jul 26, 2005
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  2. Steve

    Trent Mick Guest

    [Steve wrote]
    > I've installed the ActiveState binary distribution for Solaris in my
    > home directory, but I'm having problems with Tk.
    >
    > I think I did everything right -- I used gtar rather than Solaris tar,
    > and the install process indicated it was successful. I added the
    > python directory to ~/.bashrc.
    >
    > Python works fine from the command line.
    >
    > But if I try to execute anything that uses Tkinter (including Idle),
    > the console window goes blank and then nothing else happens. I have to
    > use control+z to break out.
    >
    > Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be, and how to fix it?


    What version did you install? I.e. what was the package name. Or do
    this:

    $ python
    >>> import activestate, pprint
    >>> pprint.pprint(activestate.version_info)


    What version of Solaris do you have? Run:

    uname -a

    Do you get an error doing the following minimal Tkinter test:

    >>> import Tkinter
    >>> Tkinter.Tk()



    Cheers,
    Trent

    --
    Trent Mick
     
    Trent Mick, Jul 26, 2005
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