[GRASS-dev] error on gui startup

M S mseibel at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 08:47:23 EDT 2009

I did a fresh install of Kubuntu 9.04.  Then installed GRASS and QGIS (and
associated dependencies with apt-get).  When I launch GRASS I get the
following error(s):

bnowell at mapping:~$ grass -tcltk
Cleaning up temporary files ...
Starting GRASS ...
Error in startup script: unknown color name "black"
    (processing "-foreground" option)
    invoked from within
"$path configure $realopt $value"
    (procedure "Widget::_test_tkresource" line 6)
    invoked from within
"$_optiontype($type) $option $value [lindex $optdesc 3]"
    (procedure "Widget::configure" line 32)
    invoked from within
"Widget::configure $_top $args"
    (procedure "DynamicHelp::configure" line 5)
    invoked from within
"DynamicHelp::configure -font balloon-help -fg black -bg "#FFFF77""
    (file "/usr/lib/grass64/etc/gtcltk/options.tcl" line 46)
    invoked from within
"source $env(GISBASE)/etc/gtcltk/options.tcl"
    (file "/usr/lib/grass64/etc/gis_set.tcl" line 28)
Error in GUI startup. If necessary, please
report this error to the GRASS developers.
Switching to text mode now.
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