[scribus] "Open Existing" dialog never displays anything

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Tue Oct 9 21:46:15 UTC 2012

> On 10/09/2012 12:30 PM, D. R. Evans wrote:
>> Gregory Pittman said the following at 10/09/2012 09:20 AM :
>>>> It looks to me like whatever call is used to obtain the
>>>> information that is
>>>> supposed to be put into the dialog is simply hanging, so the
>>>> information is
>>>> never available to display on the screen.
>>> Try changing the directory setting in Preferences and see if that
>>> makes
>>> any difference.
>> I assumed that you meant:
>> Edit | Preferences | General | Documents
>> When I do that and hit the "Change" button... I get a "Choose a
>> Directory"
>> window that never populates.
>> That, presumably, is a big, fat, hairy clue to the cognoscenti.
>>   Doc
>> PS FWIW, the actual entry currently in the Documents part of the
>> dialog is my
>> home directory: /home/n7dr.
> Hmm. This suggests some kind of problem that is not Scribus's fault,
> not
> that I know where the fault lies.

maybe a stupid question, but what are the permissions of /home/n7dr
and for that matter, do you have a /home/n7dr directory

Then I will give up


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