[Digikam-users] digiKam does not open in Mint

Philip Johnsson philip.johnsson at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 16:34:29 BST 2011

Could be many things that have happened from bad packages to wrong
installation or something else.

If it's the packages of Digikam that come with Mint then you might ask
them if it's a know program.

To start your own investigation about your problem then start with
opening Digikam from your favorite console/terminal. Do so by starting
your console/terminal and then just type digikam and hit enter. That
should start digikam and give you some messages in the console about
what is happening or going wrong. If you are new to this the text
might be hard to understand but that will be important clues on how to
find the problem.

On your off topic question. I use Kontact for KDE that is much like
Outlook. You can checkout what it looks like here:

Happy digikaming!


On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 2:21 PM, Paul Verizzo <paulv at paulv.net> wrote:
> Thanks to my infatuation with digiKam in Windows, clunky as it is, when I
> got a big new hard drive I decided to put in a Linux partition and for the
> umpteenth time since 1980, mess around with Linux.  I decided on Mint based
> on reading on pros and cons of different distros.  (BTW, I also played with
> Puppy Linux as an alternative to Knoppix for fixing Windows file problems.
>  Write back to DVD, no less!  Very impressive.)
> Anyway, I installed digiKam (and a couple of other programs like Opera) and
> I cannot get it to open.  I click on the link and nothing happens.  Not a
> shimmer on the screen, not a moment's pause, nothing.  Everything else,
> including Opera, works fine.  I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and
> rebooting, all to no avail.
> I realize that it is the Mint community that might have an answer, but I
> thought I'd start here with this digiKam focused, smaller community, because
> maybe it's a program installer problem and not the OS.
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.  digiKam is the ONLY reason I have spent
> the time and effort to test Linux again.  (I think Mint is the best thought
> out distro yet, BTW.  As I told my brother, "Really, really close to a good
> Windows substitute."  Has the open source community come up with an Outlook
> clone?  Not for email, never use that.  But the Contacts and Calendar is my
> life blood for those functions.  It is the only program that my Nokia phones
> will interface with.)
> Sorry I got a bit off topic.
> Paul
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