[GRASS-user] Can I just get rid of Wish?

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Tue Jun 9 14:17:13 EDT 2009

The GUI name is case-sensitive - use wxpython (all lowercase).

Also, if you need to start or restart the GUI within GRASS, run g.gui  
with the name of the GUI.

To change it outside of GRASS, edit the file ~/.grassrc6.

On Jun 9, 2009, at 12:58 PM, Michael Margolis wrote:

> Many thanks to all who responded. Installing TclTk 8.5 put an end to  
> the
> prior problem.
> Unfortunately, I then got Nick's problem -- impossible to resize a  
> window,
> plus some freezes. So I tried something evidently more severe than I  
> had
> realized -- resetting GRASS_GUI to wxPtyhon. I probably did this  
> with the
> g.gisenv command, although I'm not sure. Anyway, when I attempt to  
> launch I
> now get
> ERROR: Invalid user interface specified - <wxPython>.
> Use the --help option to see valid interface names.
> logout
> [Process completed]
> The terminal window displaying that message accepts no further  
> input. I
> can't figure out how to use that --help option, or how to change  
> without being able to start GRASS. I reinstalled to no avail.
> How do I fix this? And then, how can set it up for wxPython?
> Thanks much
> Michael
> On 6/8/09 9:45 PM, "William Kyngesburye" <woklist at kyngchaos.com>  
> wrote:
>> When you say X11, I assume you mean no GUI, or maybe the GUI in X11?
>> Note, there are 2 different GUIs now, and on OSX, 2 variations of  
>> one:
>> TclTk X11 - works with an X11 TclTk 8.4+.  This requires you to
>> compile and install your own TclTk.  I used to include one in the
>> application, but not since we got it working with Aqua
>> TclTk Aqua - as the warning implies, this needs TclTk 8.5+.  The
>> readme says where to find an installer.  This one is preferred.
>> wxPython.  This is included in the application.
>> Note 1: the TclTk NVIZ is built to use TclTk Aqua 8.5 and won't run
>> with 8.4 of any form.
>> Note 2: the application startup tries to locate TclTk in some default
>> locations and of forms in the following order:
>> TclTk 8.5 Aqua
>> TclTk 8.5 X11
>> TclTk 8.4 X11
>> Anyways, after GRASS starts and Wish fails, type in the Terminal:
>> g.gisenv set=GRASS_GUI=text
>> Thereafter GRASS won't try to start the TclTk GUI.

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

"Mon Dieu! but they are all alike.  Cheating, murdering, lying,  
fighting, and all for things that the beasts of the jungle would not  
deign to possess - money to purchase the effeminate pleasures of  
weaklings.  And yet withal bound down by silly customs that make them  
slaves to their unhappy lot while firm in the belief that they be the  
lords of creation enjoying the only real pleasures of existence....

- the wisdom of Tarzan

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