[scribus] long delay 'reading preferences'

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Wed May 15 10:01:40 UTC 2013

> Hello
> I'm still seeing issues since i upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 where my
> Scribus 1.4.2 install hangs on 'reading preferences' at start up for a
> good 3 minutes.
> This is what i get when i run scribus from cmd line.
>> julianr at pc37:~$ scribus
>> (scribus:9577): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_settings_set_long_property:
>> assertion `GTK_SETTINGS (settings)' failed


>From a google search, one suggestion was;

See if the line

include "/usr/share/themes/oxygen-gtk/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"

is located in your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file, and try removing it. This worked
for me. The only line now in my ~/.gtkrc-2.0 is


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