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[SOLVED] gnucash not starting

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:06 am
by fredman

i have linux mint Lisa 12 64-bit version.

i installed gnucash 2.4.10 exactly like it is tutored here:

i got this message when installation was finished:
Done. The new package has been installed and saved to


You can remove it from your system anytime using:

dpkg -r gnucash
my problem is that gnucash is not starting up when i click on the icon in the menu.
i can not find the logfiles of gnucash. can anybody tell me where they are located ?
has anybody a tip what i can do. i am very new to linux and gnucash.

thank you for any help. i hope this is not the wrong place for my post.


Re: gnucash not starting

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:11 am
by hellfire695
First check if u can find in the repositories (software manager)
if you do ( i do believe its in there) find it, I know for a fact its there in the repo's for lmde

then run
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge gnucash
sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get update

then to install from the repos
sudo apt-get install gnucash

tip for the future, install from the repositories whenever possible. It will make your life make easier

Re: gnucash not starting

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 1:10 pm
by fredman
thank you hellfire695,
i did what you suggested. now gnucash is working.
and yes, hence i will first search the repositories.
this really makes life easier.