[issue4049] IDLE does not open at all
Martin v. Löwis
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Wed Oct 15 23:16:03 CEST 2008
Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> added the comment:
> I am running Windows XP Professional x64 and encountered the same
> problem. Everything appeared to go fine on the installation, but then
> IDLE just refuses to run, nothing appears in the task manager, no
> errors, nothing. Command line still works.
It's normal that there are no errors. They get to stderr, and there is
no stderr in a GUI application.
Can you please try these steps, and report results?
1. open cmd.exe
2. cd \python26
3. python.exe Lib\idlelib\idle.py
Report any output that this produces.
> This seems like a pretty serious bug
I don't think it's pretty serious. It has a workaround; a "pretty
serious" bug doesn't have one.
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