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IDE crashes on
clicking Build when using the 'C' compiler!
If the IDE crashes on clicking 'Build' then reopen the Project
and read the 'output.txt' file in the top directory of the Project for
clues to what caused the crash! You may wish to just edit the source
responsible and issue the 'make' command from a terminal in the top
directory of your Project until you fix the problem. Look for assigning
addresses or badly formed arrays, particularly strings etc. in
your source code (most likely cause) if this does not help then leave a
message in the forums on the SourceForge Project site.
does strange things when I click on Build in an ANCA Project!
Make SURE that the 'ANC'
file is current in the Notebook before
attempting a Build !! This can be done by left clicking on the text
with the mouse prior to clicking Build. This is necessary because
unlike other Project Types there can be more than one 'Primary Project
Build File' (one item being machined may have many operations so there
are usually many 'ANC' files to select from).
When I am trying to
create a new GNOME Project it fails!
Make sure that when the Glade2 program comes up that you click
on 'Build' in the main Glade window and then close the Glade program,
this creates the 'autogeneration' files needed to proceed with the
Project build process for GNOME. Also remember that the Project name
must be a valid UNIX filename, it cannot contain characters that cannot
form a valid filename/directory or that is unaceptable to the
'autotools' system such as a dash '-'.
When I look at the new
'C' Project the File Explorer is Blank?
Yes the new Project is made but you need to close and re-open
allow the IDE to check it out and filter out the information that it
needs. This applies to any other Project Types and also to new files as
When I try to open a
file in the IDE's Notebook it opens but no text is displayed!
If the file has some content and it is a text file then it is
probably not in 'UTF8' encoding. Open the file in the 'gedit' text
editor and if it displays OK then click on File>Save As and save it
with 'UTF8' encoding. Close the file and re-try opening it in the IDE.
When I copy the Project using
Project>Save Project As, the Title has not changed in the new
The new program's title is set on Glade building the XML file.
Open the Glade2 program from the IDE in the new project ('Project>Edit
Project>Edit Project Visuals with Glade') and click on
'Build' then close Glade and click on 'Build' in the IDE and test your
program again. You may need to do an 'Autogen/Make Clean' as well in
When I copy the 'NEW' Project I am still
in the 'Old' Project?
you need to close the current project that you have used as a template
and open the new Project.
IDE not launching
one of the Tools when a click on it!
sounds like the IDE is running but a Tool is either not installed or is
failing to launch. Check the specific Tool Help in the FAQ for more
info on Tools and also check that the 'Support
Package' needed to make that Tool available is loaded. Try
calling the Tool from the command line in a terminal and read the
launch error messages to gather hints as to why an installed Tool will
not run. Read some of the Demo's provided in the Help to see what
Support Packages are needed for the job you are trying to do. Try
launching the IDE from a terminal and then see if there are any launch
messages being sent to stdout or stderr.
If stdout shows the following
for Tools needing 'SUDO' permission ( e.g. for launching 'dbavrprog' the Atmel AVR
chip programmer provided),
Launch cmd = |gksudo
/home/db/Data/Projects/SIDE atmega128 8|
mode 0640, should be 0440
You can see between
the starting '|'
and ending '|' the
full command issued by the IDE followed by the error message issued by
mode 0640, should be 0440'
on the next line therefore
in this particular case the command to launch the chip programmer via
the 'gksudo' program is
correct but the
System refused to take it further because the file
'permissions' for the '/etc/sudoers' file are not
Keep in mind that once
the 'gksudo' program has
refused you there may not be any further error messages as you are now
You may need to
re-boot the system before any further progress can be made!
If you do not have
to run some
Tools or you are not entered into the
file then read PCBS
Why does my code look
'kludgy' in the Notebook?
the text on your Notebook page looks like....
instead of this...
you need to load the 'Free Mono' True Type display fonts!
Search for 'free mono' in your Package Manager and select something
Freefont Serif, Sans and Mono Truetype
A set of free high-quality TrueType fonts covering the UCS
character set. These fonts are similar to the (in)famous Helvetica,
Times and Courier fonts.
The Print function does
Check that you have a 'Default' printer otherwise when the IDE
calls the 'lp' program you may get an error on the command line such as'
"no destination set"
Make sure that you have a file to print open in the Notebook and
click on the page to ensure that it is 'current' and try the Print