[Ifeffit] problem with Artemis crashing on mac
bravel at bnl.gov
Tue Feb 16 20:44:27 CST 2016
On 02/16/2016 09:06 PM, Katherine M. Davis wrote:
> I was wondering whether anyone had experienced this problem or had some
> advice for what I can try.
> I have Demeter installed successfully on my mac (Yosemite 10.10.5).
> Athena works just fine. However, when I try running Artemis, it begins
> to open fine and all the GUI windows look good, but then a popup that
> says 'Restore from an autosave file' with buttons for 'Cancel' or 'OK'
> appears. I'm not able to click on anything and the program does not
> progress from this point. I don't remember this happening when I first
> installed. Is there an easy way to go in and trash some potential
> autosave file I have that is causing problems? If so, where would that
> be located? I dug around a bit, but couldn't find anything obvious. It's
> a little odd, because I've not really used the program. I simply tested
> it when I first installed to ensure it worked and that was it.
> Any thoughts or comments would be useful. If additional information
> would help in diagnosing the issue, I'm happy to provide it.
Without some hint from screen messages or some such, there is not much
chance of my troubleshooting the problem.
I think the easiest work-around is to simply disable the use of the
autosave file. This is normally done by setting the Artemis-->autosave
parameter to false using the preferences tool in Artemis.
Obviously that's a problem. There are two solutions:
1. Figure out where the autosave file is on disk. It's called
"artemis.autosave" -- I think. It certainly is something.autosave.
2. Find the "demeter.ini" file (should be in $HOME/.horae) and edit it
with a text editor. Find the [artemis] section, change "autosave" to
That should make the problem go away, at the cost of not having an
Bruce Ravel ------------------------------------ bravel at bnl.gov
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Synchrotron Science Group at NSLS-II
Upton NY, 11973
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