#44 Program suddenly ceased to start

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2012-10-03
2005-06-17
Hai
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Program suddenly ceased to start. No error message.
Reinstalled program but it didn't help. Tried both
Windowed and Fullscreen. Have also reinstalled the
extra stamps, v10.03.
OS: Windows XP Home Edition, Version 2002, SP1

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    Check the folder containing TuxPaint.exe for files
    named "stdout.txt" and/or "stderr.txt" and attach them
    here.

    If there are none, please try running "TuxPaint.exe"
    from a shell such as the Windows command shell
    (Start->Run->'cmd.exe'), MSDOS shell
    (Start->Run->'command.com') or BASH shell in
    Cygwin. Post the output, if any, that is displayed
    when you run Tux Paint via the shell.

    Sorry for the trouble, thanks!

     
  • Hai
    Hai
    2005-07-27

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    Hi,
    (sorry about the late resonse, have been on vacation)
    I had to reinstall the OS for other reasons and now the
    program is working. But just before I did that I tried to start
    Tuxpaint from the command shell, and then took a quick look
    in stdout.txt and saw something like "You are already
    running a copy of Tuxpaint!".

    Best regards, Hai

     
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    I'm glad it's working now. The "you are already
    running a copy" is due to a new feature which checks
    for a 'lockfile' in Tux Paint, preventing you from
    launching multiple copies at once. (Sometimes kids
    are impatient and keep clicking over and over again.)
    It should NOT prevent you from re-launching within
    30 seconds, though! Anyway, I'll mark this resolved.
    Thanks.