IDLE Config Problems

r rt8396 at
Thu Jul 30 05:43:58 CEST 2009

On Jul 29, 3:55 pm, "Russ Davis" <Russ.Da... at>
> I am just getting started with Python and have installed v. 2.5.4  Idle version 1.2.4  I can't seem to get the idle to display text.  It seems as if the install went fine.  I start up the idle and the screen is blank.  No text.  It seems as if I can type on the screen but I just can't see the characters.   I go to the config menu and it bombs and brings up the Visual Studio debugger.  The computer that I am trying to install it on is a windows xp laptop serv pack 2.   I have a workstation here that I am using also with the same os and the idle works fine.  Any hints as to what might be interfering with the idle config.

just spit balling here, but have you tried a un-install, re-install

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