[GRASS-user] GUI startup problems

Chiara Scaini chiara.scaini at bsc.es
Tue Jul 2 10:27:59 PDT 2013

Hi again!

sorry for bothering with two posts on my first day here :)
just in case somebody has experienced the same..

while starting grass, I get this message:

grcscaini at cscaini-Latitude-E6420:~$ grass
Cleaning up temporary files ...
Starting GRASS ...
ERROR: G_getenv(): Variable LOCATION_NAME not set
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/lib/grass64/etc/wxpython/gis_set.py", line 1002, in 
     GRASSStartUp = StartUp(0)
"/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode/wx/_core.py", line 
7981, in __init__
"/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode/wx/_core.py", line 
7555, in _BootstrapApp
     return _core_.PyApp__BootstrapApp(*args, **kwargs)
   File "/usr/lib/grass64/etc/wxpython/gis_set.py", line 977, in OnInit
     StartUp = GRASSStartup()
   File "/usr/lib/grass64/etc/wxpython/gis_set.py", line 171, in 
   File "/usr/lib/grass64/etc/wxpython/gis_set.py", line 221, in 
     not os.path.isdir(os.path.join(self.gisdbase, location)):
   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py", line 66, in join
     if b.startswith('/'):
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'startswith'
Error in GUI startup. If necessary, please
report this error to the GRASS developers.
Switching to text mode now.

it is a while (3-4 weeks) bus I usually work with script so I do not 
use the GUI
but I would possibly do it soon using the d.out.file... I tried it but 
I cannot enable the graphic display wiht d.mon so maybe something weird 
is happening in my computer...

I work on Ubuntu 12.04

is anybody experiencing the same?
thanks a lot for your time and help


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