[phenixbb] Phenix GUI does not show (on Debian)
tim.gruene at univie.ac.at
Mon Jul 5 05:03:13 PDT 2021
thanks a lot for the response! It seems that creating the British
locale indeed solved my problem. I am using the US utf8 locale as
default, but the British one was not available.
In case anyone else uses Debian: On Debian, locales are handled
differently from Ubuntu: The command 'locale-gen' does not take any
command line options, but generates all locales as listed in the file
Hence, I had to uncomment the line containing 'en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8' and
run locale-gen (as root or via sudo).
On Fri, 2 Jul 2021 11:48:19 -0700
Billy Poon <BKPoon at lbl.gov> wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> Can you try installing the en_GB.utf8 locale? For unicode support, the
> default locale is set to en_US.utf8 unless you define the LC_ALL to
> be some other locale with UTF8 support.
> On Debian/Ubuntu distributions that locale seems to only work if
> en_GB.utf8 is also available.
> You can check what locales are available by typing
> locale -a
> If en_US.utf-8 and en_GB.utf-8 are not available, you can install the
> locales with the instructions here
> Basically, if those two locales are not available, you can run
> sudo locale-gen en_US.utf8
> sudo locale-gen en_GB.utf8
> sudo update-locale
> The last line may not be needed.
> Let me know if it's still not working.
> Billy K. Poon
> Research Scientist, Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging
> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
> 1 Cyclotron Road, M/S 33R0345
> Berkeley, CA 94720
> Fax: (510) 486-5909
> Web: https://phenix-online.org
> On Wed, Jun 30, 2021 at 12:49 AM Tim Gruene <tim.gruene at univie.ac.at>
> > Dear all,
> > I installed phenix 18.104.22.16858 on Debian testing (version 11.0) and
> > Debian stable (version 10.10).
> > On Debian stable, phenix works just fine.
> > On Debian stable (kernel 5.10.0-7-amd64), when I type 'phenix' at
> > the command prompt, I get the usually error about the locale
> > 'en_GB' not being available, and the Phenix splash screen, that
> > disappears automatically. After that, nothing happens. The prompt
> > does not return, phenix is running
> > tg at fibonacci:~$ ps -eLF | grep phenix
> > tg 3823 3776 3823 0 1 33859 83056 6 09:36 pts/1
> > 00:00:00
> > /xtal/Suites/Phenix/phenix-1.19.2-4158/build/../conda_base/bin/python2.7
> > -Qnew
> > /xtal/Suites/Phenix/phenix-1.19.2-4158/build/../modules/phenix/wxGUI2/command_line/main.py
> > but no GUI shows up.
> > I can use phenix through ssh on stable, so that this is not an
> > urgent issue. I was just wondering if anyone might have a clue why
> > phenix GUI won't show up on Debian testing? I tried two window
> > managers, KDE and awesomewm on two different computers.
> > Best wishes,
> > Tim
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