Problem with IDLE on windows XP
georgegrimes at ti.com
Tue Jan 20 19:01:54 CET 2009
¡Muchas gracias! That was the hint that I needed, Gabriel. I had a problem
with my path definition and running idle the way you indicated gave me an
error message saying that it could not find a valid init.tcl on the path.
I have fixed the problem and can now run idle at work.
George A. Grimes
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From: python-list-bounces+georgegrimes=ti.com at python.org [mailto:python-list-bounces+georgegrimes=ti.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Gabriel Genellina
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:33 AM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: Problem with IDLE on windows XP
En Mon, 19 Jan 2009 20:50:43 -0200, Grimes, George <georgegrimes at ti.com>
> I am trying to learn Python and I installed version 2.6 both at home and
> at work. At home, on
> Vista, everything works fine. At work, on XP, IDLE would not run. I
> and got the same thing. My cursor changes to the wait symbol for a few
> seconds, then goes
> back to normal and ….nothing. The Task Manager shows nothing. I
> uninstalled again,
> made sure all the files were deleted from the disk, used regedit to
> delte every registry entry
> that had python in it and tried version 3.0.
> Geuss, what? I still can’t run IDLE on XP? Is this a common problem?
> Or am I unique?
Did you install "for all users" (as Administrator) or "just for me"?
The following instructions assume you installed Python 2.6 on C:\Python26
-- replace with your own directory if different.
Open a command prompt (go to Start, Run, type "cmd" and press Enter).
At the > prompt type:
and press Enter. Should reply with the Python version. Then try with:
Should start IDLE, probably you get some error message; post it here.
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