[scribus] Native OS X 184.108.40.206 Tries to Connect to a Server
johnjeff at editide.us
Fri Aug 14 17:11:20 CEST 2009
Thanks for taking pitty on my plight. Here are the results of my checks.
>Please check the following things:
>1. Start Scribus and do not create or open a new document (press
>"cancel" in the new document dialogue box) so you get access to all
>2. Check the following preferences. Does anything point to a path
>beyond your local disk?
> - General / Paths: Documents, ICC Profiles, Scripts, Document Templates
Documents = /Users/john/
ICC Profiles, Scripts, Document Templates are all empty.
> - Fonts / Additional Path
All fonts are in /Library and /System. Additional Paths is empty.
> - External Tools (does any executable name or the external editor
>point to another drive?)
Postscript Interpreter is /usr/local/bin/gs
Image Processing Tool is gimp
Web Browser and External Editor are blank
> - Scripter (check the script path)
Startup Script is blank as are all of the buttons in the Console tab.
>3. If everything seems to be o.k., please check the location of all
>the folders and files specified in the preferences on your local
>hard disk. May be one of them is just an alias to an external drive.
>If Scribus tries to access such a file or folder alias, the Mac
>would automatically ask you to log into that drive.
I'm not sure what you mean here. I've checked the other panes in
the Scribus preferences and the only other paths I found were in the
Plugins pane. Those paths were all in /Applications. Do you mean
preferences of other applications? I have not checked them all, but
this all started happening the other day when I downloaded 220.127.116.11.
Before that, I don't think it was happening with 1.3.5rc3, but I
might not have noticed it.
>4. Look inside your user's home folder. Inside this one you will
>find the folder path Library/Preferences/Scribus. Here you find all
>the preference files. You may open them with any text editor (e.g.
>the free TextWrangler is an excellent choice). Check if you can find
>any external file path inside these files.
There are quite a few files in there and I don't have much time
this morning, so I just trashed the entire Scribus folder, taking
care to empty the trash. I then opened Scribus, both 1.3.5rc3 and
18.104.22.168, independently. In both cases, the other computer's main hard
drive appeared on my desktop.
>5. Is one of your fonts just an alias to an external disk? (This
>would result in problems with other Mac programs too, so this is not
That seems unlikely, but I guess anything is possible. I don't have
time to check that right now, but I do know that I don't have any
problem running this computer completely disconnected from all
networks when I travel. At that point, the other computer would be
unavailable and so should, as you say, cause problems with other
applications. I'll try to look into this idea tomorrow.
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