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amsn won't start, Application initialization failed[Solved]

Postby batvink » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:51

After the 16nov. updates were solved, everything was working again.
amsn was working too.

This morning, i tryed to start amsn, and all i could see was a bumping icon, but no amsn.
When entering the command in a terminal, i got this message:
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aposteeltje@sabayon ~ $ amsn
Application initialization failed: unknown color name "BACKGROUND"
Error in startup script: unknown color name "BACKGROUND"
    (database entry for "-background" in widget ".")
    invoked from within
"load /usr/lib64/tk8.5/../libtk8.5.so Tk"
    ("package ifneeded Tk 8.5.7" script)
    invoked from within
"package require Tk"
    (file "/usr/bin/amsn" line 153)
aposteeltje@sabayon ~ $

I removed amsn, reinstalled amsn, but no effect.
even re-emerged.. no difference...
tcl/tk is installed.
i just can't get it working. any ideas?
Last edited by batvink on Fri Nov 25, 2011 18:20, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: amsn won't start, Application initialization failed

Postby sabayonino » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:10

Error in startup script: unknown color name "BACKGROUND"


uuhm... remove ~/-amsn (or .Amsn I don't remember) work directory in your home.
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Re: amsn won't start, Application initialization failed

Postby batvink » Mon Nov 21, 2011 14:11

i did that too, no difference. same error.
yesterday, there were updates available in Entropy.
amsn was one of them.
amsn-0.98.4-r1 ---> amsn-0.98.4-r1
I opened /usr/bin/amsn in Geany, to look at the code, especcially line 153,
but can't find anything unusual. If i remove that line, i get even more errors.
so i just left it.
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Re: amsn won't start, Application initialization failed

Postby walsen » Tue Nov 22, 2011 16:07

I found a workaround on the Archlinux forum:

Looks like new xorg-server package problem.

Workaround:

Create ~/.Xresources plain text file with content:

*.background: gray75

then
$xrdb -load ~/.Xresources


https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=647940

It worked.
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Re: amsn won't start, Application initialization failed

Postby batvink » Wed Nov 23, 2011 16:26

okay, i'm on someone else's computer now.
I let you know if it worked for me too.
i'm sure gonna try....
thnks...
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Re: amsn won't start, Application initialization failed

Postby batvink » Wed Nov 23, 2011 23:45

don't need anymore.
Somehow, latest updates fixed it. :-)
Don't know what is changed, no unusual messages.,
but amsn is working again, after equo update && equo upgrade.
thnks everybody for the effort...
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