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0000472Cinelerra-GG[All Projects] Bugpublic2020-07-08 19:59
ReporterAskar Assigned ToPhyllisSmith  
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
Product Version2020-04 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000472: no launch
Descriptionso basically, im a distro hopper to some extend, i love using arch a lot, but i couldnt get resolve working there, so i moved to a more studio based distro, "ununtu studio", and resolve worked, but crap, so i tried to find an alternative, flowblade was nice, but became laggy fast, shotcut is my current alternative, but im not that happy with it, i wanna give cinelerra a good try, but when i followed the instructions on the web i got an error, when i tried to run the single user use thingy, i got the same error, (i ran from terminal), heres the output:

Cinelerra Infinity - built: Jun 30 2020 07:01:27
(c) 2006-2019 Heroine Virtual Ltd. by Adam Williams
2007-2020 mods for Cinelerra-GG by W.P.Morrow aka goodguy
Cinelerra is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License,
and you are welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under
certain conditions. There is absolutely no warranty for Cinelerra.

BC_WindowBase::init_im: Could not open input method.
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Steps To Reproducerun cinelerra
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2020-07-08 19:59

manager   ~0003770

Thank you for reporting this error as it gave us incentive to look into it. Which is the LC_CTYPE setting (and may be other Locale settings too). When I set this to what you have, I clearly get the same error as shown here:

LC_CTYPE="en_IL" /mnt0/build5/cinelerra-5.1/bin/cin # set LC_CTYPE and start Cinelerra
BC_WindowBase::init_im: Could not open input method.
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The above is an O/S error. It might be as simple as just setting "LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8" and exporting it before starting Cinelerra. Or you can even put this in your bash startup file or run from the command line like I did above.


2020-07-07 23:13

manager   ~0003755

Last edited: 2020-07-07 23:15

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This message means that the function "XOpenIM" (X Open Input Method) failed.
The call is XOpenIM(display,0,0,0). ie open any input method on the display.
If it fails, it means that X did not associate an input device (usually a keyboard)
to the display. I googled "XOpenIM failed" and it seems that sometimes the locale
can cause a failure. What is your "locale"?

A suggestion on the internet was to use "LC_CTYPE-en_GB.utf8" on the command line.

Please reply with what your locale is and which desktop you are using so we can help. To get this information type "locale" in a window and send the output.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-07-07 22:15 Askar New Issue
2020-07-07 23:13 PhyllisSmith Note Added: 0003755
2020-07-07 23:15 PhyllisSmith Note Edited: 0003755 View Revisions
2020-07-08 19:59 PhyllisSmith Assigned To => PhyllisSmith
2020-07-08 19:59 PhyllisSmith Status new => feedback
2020-07-08 19:59 PhyllisSmith Note Added: 0003770