[New-bugs-announce] [issue17114] Python IDLE GUI does not open in Ubuntu 12.04

Swarnkar Rajesh report at bugs.python.org
Sun Feb 3 15:37:13 CET 2013

New submission from Swarnkar Rajesh:

[Hello all. Just registered to ask this.]

I insatlled python 3.2 from Ubuntu Software Center. 
It created python Icon in launcher as expected. 

It was working fine until i customized the IDLE theme. I edited the 
config-highlight.cfg found in /home/user/.idlerc (hidden) directory. 
I copy pasted desert color theme into this file and pressed save.(I perfectly edited file with leaving one newline at end. So it is not issue with editing i believe.) 

Then i closed the editor. When i tried running by clicking 'IDLE (Using Python 3.2)' in Ubuntu launcher, it glows for a while then nothing shows up. 
I could see a process name python running in system monitor, but no IDLE window.

I tried these issues : 

But all these issues are related to windows OS. 
I tried follwing the similar instruction but i see three directories in /usr/lib/ as python2.7, python3 and python3.2. I am stuck at this point. So i did not choose to proceed. :S

Can you please see into it? Thank you.

components: IDLE
messages: 181271
nosy: rjs.swarnkar
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Python IDLE GUI does not open in Ubuntu 12.04
versions: Python 3.2

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