[Tutor] Idle won't run in Win NT 4

Daniel Yoo dyoo@hkn.EECS.Berkeley.EDU
Wed, 2 Aug 2000 23:15:42 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Ben Smith wrote:

> Help!  I'm a total python newbie, and I'm having trouble getting Idle to run 
> on my NT box.  I downloaded Idle 0.5, thinking it would take care of the 
> problem, but it did not.  Every time I hit the shortcut or double click the 
> .pyw, my cursor gets a small hourglass for about 10 seconds and then nothing 
> happens.  I can't find the process running anywhere.
> Any suggestions?  I've reinstalled twice now with no luck.

Hmm... since you've reinstalled already, I'm assuming it's not a problem
with Python.  However, Python comes with Tk/Tcl as its graphics library,
and since IDLE depends on it, problems most likely are coming from there.  
Try this:

import Tkinter

and if you start seeing weird error messages, the problem has to do with
those graphics libraries.  Sorry this isn't more definite.  Email us back
with your results at tutor@python.org, and we'll have a better idea of
what's happening.