[Ifeffit] problems with opennig of data files with Athena

Ravel, Bruce bravel at bnl.gov
Tue Dec 11 09:57:38 CST 2007


I am not certain, but I suspect (judging from the line of code that your error message references) that Athena is unable to write out the file that it uses to populate the "recent files" list in the File menu.  There seem to be two issues.

1. Athena does not handle this problem gracefully and does not report a useful error message.  That's a bug that I'll fix for the next release.

2. You need to check what is going on on your computer.  On windows the file in question is C:\Project Files\Ifeffit\horae\athena.mru.  (The "C:\Project Files|" part might be different on your computer depending on where you installed the whole ifeffit package.)  Both the folder and the athena.mru file need to be readable and writable.  I would check the permissions of both.  Another possibility is that Ifeffit is installed on a network drive and you lost access to the network.  That would mean that Athena is unable to find that folder.

Although I think that access to the .mru file is the likeliest culprit, there could be something weird about your data file.  If you think the data file is somehow to blame, then you should send me an example of a data file that causes the problem.

Hope that helps!

 Bruce Ravel  ----------------------------------- bravel at bnl.gov

 National Institute of Standards and Technology
 Synchrotron Methods Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory
 Building 535A
 Upton NY, 11973

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-----Original Message-----
From: ifeffit-bounces at millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov on behalf of Iztok Arcon
Sent: Tue 12/11/2007 7:01 AM
To: ifeffit at millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov
Subject: [Ifeffit] problems with opennig of data files with Athena
Dear Bruce,

today I found a serious problem with Athena on my computer: I cannot 
open any data files.
If I use standard open command, nothing happens, only  the following  
message appears:

Tk::Error: can't call method "writeConfig" on an undefined value at 
athena line 21584

Any ideas what to do?
I already reinstalled iffefit

on my windows XP system

Athena can still open old projects, but no individual data files

thanks for help in advance
best regards

Iztok Arcon
University of Nova Gorica
Vipavska 13, POB 301
5001 Nova Gorica, Slovenia

tel: +386 5 331 5227
fax: +386 5 331 5240
e-mail: iztok.arcon at p-ng.si

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