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Empty Interface (5.3 – Ubuntu)

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November 25, 2018 at 19:50 #12516

Tarotis

Hey,
So, for a project I was supposed to get into transcribng with ELAN. However, on both my PC’s I have different problems.
On my main PC (Linux Mint 19.1) I could install ELAN and start it, but the interface would be completely empty. I do have the menu bar and can enter menus like “Edit Tier Sets” or “Set Author”, but even after loading a media file there is nothing displayed and switching modes (Annotation, media etc) or opening other files doesn’t work either. Does this sound familiar to someone?

On my Laptop (Linux Mint 18) the installer doesn’t start. The window pops up and then, shortly after finishing, it shuts itself and disappears without any further message.

Hopefully some of you have any ideas, because I don’t anymore. Thank you!

November 26, 2018 at 15:36 #12519

Han

Yes, the Linux distribution of ELAN is maybe not quite up to date.

Concerning the Mint 19 PC:
maybe/probably you got Java 10 or 11 installed there? In that case you need to make some changes to a settings file as mentioned in this post. If it still doesn’t work after that, there might still be one or two libraries missing. The log (View->View Log…) might contain meaningful error messages then.

Concerning the Mint 18 error: I have no idea what causes this error. If you run the installer in a Terminal window, are there no useful messages there?

Maybe it is possible to copy the entire ELAN install folder from the Mint 19 to the Mint 18 PC? Maybe only few small changes needs to be applied to the ELAN.lax file (some absolute paths)?

November 27, 2018 at 22:19 #12526

Tarotis

Thank you!
So, first of all, my Mint19 PC died after long disease, so we no longer can be talking about that. I do know that it had Java 11 installed, but couldn’t try to change something. Poor mainboard died though…

As for my Linux mint Laptop, I now installed Oracle Java (8) instead of OpenJDK and the whole installer looked different and started at the first try. Thank you a lot!

December 4, 2018 at 18:10 #12544

Tarotis

I just went to pass by because I had two switch my laptop to LM19 because pof printing problems. The necessary change to make it work with Java 10/11 was indeed as described in the post you mentionend. No further changes had to be made. Thanks a lot!

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