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CharlesV

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AppImage 1.5.8 Crashes at Startup
« on: July 23, 2022, 10:44:57 pm »
Scribus was starting fine for several months, then it 'doesnt start' when I click it.

If starting from a terminal, I get the message
Syntax error: "(" unexpected

the weird part here is if I update ANY font on my system,  ( even copy an existing font into .fonts), scribus loads just fine until I lock my session or reboot, then once again it will not start.

I have downloaded  1.5.7 which I used for months, and it also exhibits the same issue, as does 1.5.5. 

I can run the repo 1.4.7 version with no issues.


 My System :
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Snapshot created on: 20200815_1336
System:    Kernel: 5.10.0-8mx-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10.0-8mx-amd64
           root=UUID=<filter> ro quiet splash
           Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.5 info: xfce4-panel, cairo-dock wm: xfwm 4.14.0
           vt: 7 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: MX-19.4_x64 patito feo May 31  2020
           base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: Z390 I AORUS PRO WIFI v: N/A serial: <filter>
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z390 I AORUS PRO WIFI-CF v: x.x serial: <filter>
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: F7a date: 08/29/2019
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech K520 serial: <filter>
           charge: 70% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging
           Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse serial: <filter>
           charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging
CPU:       Info: 8-Core model: Intel Core i7-9700K bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Kaby Lake
           note: check family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: D (13) microcode: F0 cache:
           L2: 12 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 57600
           Speed: 900 MHz min/max: 800/4900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 900 2: 900 3: 900 4: 900
           5: 900 6: 900 7: 900 8: 900
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected
           Type: mds status: Not affected
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected
           Type: spec_store_bypass
           mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
           Type: srbds mitigation: TSX disabled
           Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GK208 [GeForce GT 730] vendor: eVga.com. GK208B driver: nvidia
           v: 418.211.00 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1287 class-ID: 0300
           Device-2: Logitech Webcam C270 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4:3
           chip-ID: 046d:0825 class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 compositor: compton v: 0.1~beta2+20150922 driver:
           loaded: nvidia unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa alternate: nv
           display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 5760x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1524x286mm (60.0x11.3")
           s-diag: 1551mm (61")
           Monitor-1: VGA-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 82 size: 598x336mm (23.5x13.2")
           diag: 686mm (27")
           Monitor-2: DVI-D-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 82 size: 598x336mm (23.5x13.2")
           diag: 686mm (27")
           Monitor-3: HDMI-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 82 size: 598x336mm (23.5x13.2")
           diag: 686mm (27")
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 730/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 418.211.00
           direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
           Device-2: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio vendor: eVga.com. driver: snd_hda_intel
           v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e0f class-ID: 0403
           Device-3: Logitech Webcam C270 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4:3
           chip-ID: 046d:0825 class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.0-8mx-amd64 running: yes
           Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 12.2 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
           modules: wl bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a370 class-ID: 0280
           IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Gigabyte driver: e1000e v: kernel port: efa0
           bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15bc class-ID: 0200
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:5 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa
           class-ID: e001
           Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
           Info: acl-mtu: 1021:4 sco-mtu: 96:6 link-policy: rswitch sniff
           link-mode: slave accept service-classes: rendering, capturing, object transfer
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 5.46 TiB used: 1.19 TiB (21.7%)
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 1TB size: 931.51 GiB
           block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD
           serial: <filter> rev: 1B4QFXO7 temp: 46.9 C scheme: GPT
           ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST3000DM001-1ER166 size: 2.73 TiB
           block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200
           serial: <filter> rev: CC25 scheme: GPT
           ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 2TB size: 1.82 TiB
           block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter>
           rev: 3B6Q scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 909.23 GiB size: 893.96 GiB (98.32%) used: 331.4 GiB (37.1%)
           fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 256 MiB size: 252 MiB (98.46%) used: 387 KiB (0.1%)
           fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 15 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8 GiB used: 2 MiB (0.0%) priority: -2
           dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 46 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 32%
Repos:     Packages: note: see --pkg apt: 2942 lib: 1524 flatpak: 0
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ buster main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
           1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
           1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free
           2: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list
           1: deb http://la.mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ buster main non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
           1: deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/signal-desktop-keyring.gpg] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/ xenial main
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list
Info:      Processes: 324 Uptime: 21h 29m wakeups: 32 Memory: 15.57 GiB used: 9.92 GiB (63.7%)
           Init: SysVinit v: 2.93 runlevel: 5 default: 5 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0
           alt: 8 Shell: quick-system-in default: Bash v: 5.0.3 running-in: quick-system-in
           inxi: 3.3.06


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Re: AppImage 1.5.8 Crashes at Startup
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2022, 05:04:37 am »
I say it is a corrupted config file.  exit scribus and rename the .scribus file. then restart scribus and see if it runs ok. you may need to update your prefs to if any changes were made to them from your initial install.

« Last Edit: September 14, 2022, 09:54:39 am by a.l.e »
Using Scribus 1.5.6 openSUSE 15.3

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Re: AppImage 1.5.8 Crashes at Startup
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2022, 08:49:32 pm »
I say it is a corrupted config file.  exit scribus and rename the .scribus file. then restart scribus and see if it runs ok. you may need to update your prefs to if any changes were made to them from your initial install.

Thanks for the quick reply.  Sorry, I failed to mention that I had tried this. (did it again just now too).  .scribus folder deleted, no .scribus file found.   No change,  does not start with any visible signs, same message on cli.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2022, 09:54:31 am by a.l.e »

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Re: AppImage 1.5.8 Crashes at Startup
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2022, 11:02:47 pm »
Still searching for a fix.

The workaround at this time is to rename any font and start Scribus. It starts and appears to run fine.  But after a logout, I can only start it again with the font rename.

 

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