[Ifeffit] problems with ATHENA
tara.bat at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 09:35:50 CST 2007
thank you, I've just edited the ~/.horae/athena.mru file as you suggested an
many many thanks,
have a good day
On 12/12/2007, Ravel, Bruce <bravel at bnl.gov> wrote:
> Hi Chiara,
> I think I know what happened and I have a few other things to look at
> if I am wrong.
> Athena attempts to remember where you last positioned the window and
> moves there on start up. It does this but writing its size and
> position to the file "~/.horae/athena.mru". (That's under C:\Program
> Files\ Ifeffit on Windows.) If you move Athena such that it is half
> off the screen, then a negative value for one or both of the positions
> will be saved. When Athena restarts, it attempts to put itself in
> that off-screen position.
> I use kubuntu. Apparently kwin (the KDE window manager) is more
> clever than that and will move the window to a position that is fully
> visible, overriding the position that Tk (the graphics toolkit used by
> athena) requested. It would seem that metacity (or whatever GNOME is
> using for a window manager these days) is not so clever.
> The work-around is simple. Edit the "~/.horae/athena.mru" file. At
> the bottom, you will find a section that looks something like this:
> Simple delete all those lines and fire up Athena again.
> If that solves the problem, the only solutions are to constantly edit
> that file by hand or to never leave Athena dangling off the side of
> the visible desktop. Obviously, what you have seen is a bug and needs
> to be fixed in the next release.
> If all of that does not solve the problem, then I am bit stumped. You
> could try these two commands:
> xrdb -query
> alias athena
> to see if anything has been done to set X resources for Athena or for
> Tk processes.
> Let us know what happens.
> > Dear all,
> > it seems I have a great problem with athena.
> > As I write "athena" on the terminal to launch the program, it says:
> > :~$ athena
> > bad geometry specifier "15x-204+652+393" at
> > line 37.
> > :~$
> > On my desktop, I can see only the pgplot screen (I'm sending a
> screenshot of
> > what I see), but the athena screen with all commands does not appear.
> > Can someone help-me?
> > I have reinstalled all ifeffit packages, and horae as well, but with no
> > result.
> > Artemis, on the other hand, works well!
> > Thank you.
> > Chiara
> > p.s. I'm using Ubuntu 7.10 gutsy gibbon
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