[GRASS-dev] Error in GRASS GUI startup

Maris Nartiss maris.gis at gmail.com
Sun Dec 22 02:41:12 PST 2019

Also a precise version of GRASS GIS (7.8.1 or 7.8.2).
There where some start-up related issues fixed in 7.8.2 (see 1, 2 & 3).

One thing you can try out is to completely delete ~/.grass7 directory.

1. https://github.com/OSGeo/grass/pull/155
2. https://github.com/OSGeo/grass/pull/185
3. https://github.com/OSGeo/grass/pull/167


sestd., 2019. g. 21. dec., plkst. 09:28 — lietotājs Huidae Cho
(<grass4u at gmail.com>) rakstīja:
> Hello Kiersten,
> First, we need to know which OS you are using. Are you on MS Windows, Linux, or Mac? How did you install GRASS if it's Windows? OSGeo4W or stand-alone (https://grass.osgeo.org/download/software/ms-windows)?
> Thanks,
> Huidae
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 6:27 PM Kiersten <kiersten.bergquist at siu.edu> wrote:
>> Hello devs,
>> I'm very new to GRASS-GIS. Many jobs in my field want some level of
>> familiarity with GIS so, I wanted to get ahead and try seeing if I can learn
>> a free version of GIS on my own (since I know that non-GRASS GIS systems can
>> be costly).
>> I followed along the step-by-step tutorial and had GRASS 7.8 installed.
>> Everything was fine until I downloaded the NC dataset (using the "location
>> wizard"). I tried to then start a GRASS session with that data, and all of a
>> sudden the program closed out. I tried to re-open GRASS, when I was hit with
>> the following message:
>> ERROR: Error in GUI startup. See messages above (if any) and if necessary,
>> please report this error to the GRASS developers.
>> On systems with package manager, make sure you have the right GUI package,
>> probably named grass-gui, installed.
>> To run GRASS GIS in text mode use the --text flag.
>> Use '--help' for further options
>>      grass78 --help
>> See also: https://grass.osgeo.org/grass78/manuals/helptext.html
>> I tried and tried to download the GUI package, but the websites led me in
>> circles and nothing was working. I tried the sites recommended, I tried
>> downloading aptitude in case I was doing anything wrong, but nothing. I'm
>> pulling my hair out!
>> I'm really not sure what to do. Technology is not my strong point (heck,
>> even running R or SAS for classes is still a struggle for me), so I figured
>> I would turn to asking real people for help, since the websites haven't been
>> much help for me. Please let me know if I should ask this on a different
>> part of the forum.
>> I would really appreciate some help. I've found with computer stuff, there
>> is no such thing as over-explaining it to me! Thank you very much in
>> advance.
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> Open Source GIS Developer, GRASS GIS Development Team
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