[Tutor] Problems starting python
arsyed at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 02:10:47 CEST 2008
On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 6:28 AM, Linus Lindström <linus_8989 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello. When i first installed python from the cd i bought it seemed to work
> perfectly... But then when i cancel the program and try to start it again I
> get the message: "IDLE's subprocess didn't make connection. Either IDLE
> can't start a subprocess or a personal firewall software is blocking the
> connection.", and the problem still stands... I've tried to completely shut
> down my firewall but without success... Please help me!
A little googling reveals a possible fix below; I'm not sure I get it
though. If this fails, you can try running idle with the "-n" flag,
which avoids running a subprocess.
--- from http://www.cs.sfu.ca/CC/CSILPC/kip.html#s2-20
IDLE (Python GUI) won't start! What should I do?
Sometimes when IDLE starts, it prompts the following error message:
Subprocess Startup Error: IDLE's subprocess didn't make
connection. Either IDLE can't start a subprocess or personal firewall
software is blocking the connection.
Here is the workaround (a fix is under research):
* launch Windows Explorer
* find (or create) a file with .py extension
* right click this file, select "Edit with IDLE"
Now, the IDLE (Python GUI) should start.
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