Tkinter, IDLE keeps crashing
nad at acm.org
Mon Feb 18 03:02:03 CET 2013
In article <b12df7c4-1daa-41af-98aa-14915e100f80 at googlegroups.com>,
Ash Courchene <ash.courchene at gmail.com> wrote:
> I believe I have a MacBook Pro.2.4 GHz Intel Core i5.
> I dont think I have any weird color settings or 3rd party extensions... How
> can I tell exactly??
By finding the one that crashes Tk - yeah, I know that's not very
helpful. But, more seriously, have you tried running
/usr/local/bin/wish8.5? If Tk crashes there when running the widget
demos, then at least Python is not a factor.
The only vaguely potentially relevant hardware factor I can think of is
whether or not the MacBook Pro has a Retina display. The only standard
settings that might be revlevant are those in System Preferences ->
Language & Text, prinarily what Input Source is selected.
Another thing you could try is to temporarily disable the ActiveState
Tcl/Tk and see what happens with calling Tk in python and with IDLE
then. They will automatically fall back to using the Apple-supplied
Tcl/Tk 8.5.x in 10.7 which is older and buggier than A/S 8.5.13 but
should not crash immediately, either. The easiest way to do that is to
use sudo from the terminal:
sudo mv ./Tcl.framework ./Tcl-DISABLED
sudo mv ./Tk.framework ./Tk-DISABLED
When finished testing, you can restore them by:
sudo mv ./Tcl-DISABLED ./Tcl.framework
sudo mv ./Tk-DISABLED ./Tk.framework
nad at acm.org
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