Help with setting up Tkinter

koranthala koranthala at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 10:27:50 CEST 2009


On Apr 8, 1:20 pm, Eclipse <pnsm... at gmail.com> wrote:
> G'day All
>
> I was following the instructions (listed at bottom of post) from the
> PythonInfo Wiki which says to run three tests.
>
> I ran the tests and test 1 and 2 worked
>
> Test 3 gave me an error - <function _test at 0x0265D430>
>
> can anyone help ???
>
> Tks in advance
>
> Pete
>
> >>> import _tkinter
> >>> import Tkinter
> >>> Tkinter._test
>
> <function _test at 0x0265D430>
>
> _________________________________________________________________________
>
> Checking your Tkinter support
>
> A good way to systematically check whether your Tkinter support is
> working is the following.
>
> Enter an interactive Python interpreter in a shell on an X console.
>
> Step 1 - can _tkinter be imported?
>
> Try the following command at the Python prompt:
>
> >>> import _tkinter # with underscore, and lowercase 't'
>
>     * If it works, go to step 2.
>     * If it fails with "No module named _tkinter", your Python
> configuration needs to be modified to include this module (which is an
> extension module implemented in C). Do **not** edit Modules/Setup (it
> is out of date). You may have to install Tcl and Tk (when using RPM,
> install the -devel RPMs as well) and/or edit the setup.py script to
> point to the right locations where Tcl/Tk is installed. If you install
> Tcl/Tk in the default locations, simply rerunning "make" should build
> the _tkinter extension.
>     * If it fails with an error from the dynamic linker, see above
> (for Unix, check for a header/library file mismatch; for Windows,
> check that the TCL/TK DLLs can be found).
>
> Step 2 - can Tkinter be imported?
>
> Try the following command at the Python prompt:
>
> >>> import Tkinter # no underscore, uppercase 'T'
>
>     * If it works, go to step 3.
>     * If it fails with "No module named Tkinter", your Python
> configuration need to be changed to include the directory that
> contains Tkinter.py in its default module search path. You have
> probably forgotten to define TKPATH in the Modules/Setup file. A
> temporary workaround would be to find that directory and add it to
> your PYTHONPATH environment variable. It is the subdirectory named
> "lib-tk" of the Python library directory (when using Python 1.4 or
> before, it is named "tkinter").
>
> Step 3 - does Tkinter work?
>
> Try the following command at the Python prompt:
>
> >>> Tkinter._test( ) # note underscore in _test( )
>
>     * This should pop up a small window with two buttons. Clicking the
> "Quit" button makes it go away and the command return. If this works,
> you're all set. (When running this test on Windows, from Python run in
> a MS-DOS console, the new window somehow often pops up *under* the
> console window. Move it aside or locate the Tk window in the Taskbar.)
>     *
>
>       If this doesn't work, study the error message you get; if you
> can't see how to fix the problem, ask for help.

Can you try Tkinter._test() instead of Tkinter._test
Just Tkinter._test  will go and hit its __repr__ code - i.e.
representation I guess - which displays the function data instead of
running actual function.



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