[scribus] Running Scribus on Windows XP

mrdocs mrdocs at scribus.info
Tue Jun 23 22:23:41 CEST 2009

On Tuesday 23 June 2009 01:06:42 pm Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Lori Jiacinto wrote:
> > I've been reading about Scribus and finally downloaded it today to try it
> > out...and I'm having problems with it.  This is Scribus prebuilt
> > for Windows, installed from the installer; I'm running Windows XP, and
> > I've installed Ghostscript 8.64.
> >
> > The first problem I've observed is there is no "paper" shown in the GUI. 
> > I am working through the "Scribus Quick Start Guide", and when I created
> > a new page, there was no "page" drawn on the GUI...just rulers on the
> > edges.  When I would add a shape and change its color, all I saw were red
> > box outlines; the only way I found to see my page properly was with the
> > print preview.  I restarted Scribus in console mode, and there are many
> > messages:  "ASSERT: "src_dc && dst_dc" in kernel\qpaintdevice_win.cpp
> > (388)     QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters".  What did I do
> > incorrectly, and what should I do to fix this and see the document I'm
> > creating?
> >
> > The second problem occurred when I attempted to insert a .JPG image and
> > Scribus crashed.  From the console window:  "Scribus Crash
> > ----------------------- Scribus crashes due to the following exception :
> > EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION     Calling Emergency Save".
> >
> > I thought I had followed the Windows installation instructions
> > correctly...  Is there a step I missed somewhere?
> Try changing the desktop theme in Scribus in File > Preferences
> (anything but the default). This may help the display problem.
> Greg

Actually, you should try going into to the Control Panel > Themes and pick 
classic there as a test.

The other possbility is a bad download.


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