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#1 2020-06-25 16:41:58

KitchM
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Gedit (Text Editor) Will Not Start

I find it odd that gedit will no longer start when I wish to open a file in it.  It just sets there for a long time before timing out.  Can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.  It starts fine when selecting it from the menu.

Debian 10 with Xfce 4.12 and Gedit 3.30.2.

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#2 2020-06-25 17:17:45

eriefisher
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Re: Gedit (Text Editor) Will Not Start

Try calling it in a terminal to see if there are any errors. Use a file that you know the problem occurred with.

gedit /path/to/file

Is there a reason you use gedit as opposed to mousepad, which is the stock xfce editor?


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#3 2020-06-25 17:54:28

KitchM
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Re: Gedit (Text Editor) Will Not Start

/bin$ gedit ./sh

(gedit:4731): dconf-WARNING **: 13:50:04.746: Unable to open dconf/profile/user: Not a directory


After a long wait, it finally opened and showed the content with strange characters.  So it is working that way.

Mousepad gave this:
bin$ mousepad ./sh

(mousepad:4746): dconf-WARNING **: 13:52:47.828: Unable to open dconf/profile/user: Not a directory

(mousepad:4746): Gtk-CRITICAL **: 13:52:47.900: gtk_recent_manager_lookup_item: assertion 'GTK_IS_RECENT_MANAGER (manager)' failed

(mousepad:4746): Gtk-WARNING **: 13:52:54.282: Theme parsing error: <data>:2:29: The style property GtkButton:default-border is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4746): Gtk-WARNING **: 13:52:54.282: Theme parsing error: <data>:3:37: The style property GtkButton:default-outside-border is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4746): Gtk-WARNING **: 13:52:54.282: Theme parsing error: <data>:4:27: The style property GtkButton:inner-border is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4746): Gtk-WARNING **: 13:52:54.282: Theme parsing error: <data>:5:31: The style property GtkWidget:focus-line-width is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4746): Gtk-WARNING **: 13:52:54.282: Theme parsing error: <data>:6:28: The style property GtkWidget:focus-padding is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

It opened with error and blank window.

This is not what one uses to edit misc. system files.

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#4 2020-06-25 20:11:27

eriefisher
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Re: Gedit (Text Editor) Will Not Start

OK, I didn't catch what you were trying to open there but sh is binary. You would need a hex editor to look at it(I think).  Also, on my system it's a link.


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#5 2020-06-25 21:36:45

KitchM
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Re: Gedit (Text Editor) Will Not Start

You are correct.  I'm more interested in just having one editor that does it all.

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#6 2020-06-25 22:54:49

eriefisher
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Re: Gedit (Text Editor) Will Not Start

Then Gedit isn't the answer. It's still just a text editor. It will not open a binary for viewing.


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