Scratch won't let my type anything, cursor does not appear

Bug #1386021 reported by Carlos Gomez on 2014-10-27
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

Scratch won't let me type anything.
I have Scratch set up to open on the "welcoming screan"
after creating a new document, a cursor does not appear.
It stays blank as in the picture attached.

I have tried to purge, install and upgrade scratch-text-editor but it did not solve the problem...

If i try to open from the terminal this is what it shows on the terminal

tk423@X401A1:~/Downloads$ scratch-text-editor
[_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 19:42:58.322865] Application.vala:155: Scratch version: 2.0.1
[_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 19:42:58.322931] Application.vala:157: Kernel version: 3.13.0-37-generic
[_LOG_LEVEL_DEBUG 19:42:58.323446] Settings.vala:158: Loading settings from schema 'org.pantheon.scratch.saved-state'
[_LOG_LEVEL_DEBUG 19:42:58.324148] Settings.vala:158: Loading settings from schema 'org.pantheon.scratch.settings'
[_LOG_LEVEL_DEBUG 19:42:58.325729] Settings.vala:158: Loading settings from schema ''
[_LOG_LEVEL_DEBUG 19:42:58.327201] [Gtk] Connecting to session manager
[_LOG_LEVEL_WARN 19:42:58.333225] [Gtk] Attempting to add a widget with type GtkScrolledWindow to a GtkDialog, but as a GtkBin subclass a GtkDialog can only contain one widget at a time; it already contains a widget of type GtkBox
[_LOG_LEVEL_FATAL 19:42:58.444175] [Gtk] gtk_action_set_visible: assertion 'GTK_IS_ACTION (action)' failed
[_LOG_LEVEL_FATAL 19:42:58.444231] Scratch will not function properly.
[_LOG_LEVEL_DEBUG 19:42:58.447517] SplitView.vala:174: WelcomeScreen shown succefully
[_LOG_LEVEL_DEBUG 19:42:58.447802] MainWindow.vala:450: 'unsaved' directory already exists.
[_LOG_LEVEL_DEBUG 19:43:00.273901] SplitView.vala:182: WelcomeScreen hidden succefully
[_LOG_LEVEL_DEBUG 19:43:00.277956] SplitView.vala:119: View added succefully
[_LOG_LEVEL_FATAL 19:43:00.278212] file /build/buildd/scratch-text-editor-2.0.2~r1396+pkg71~ubuntu0.3.1/obj-x86_64-linux-gnu/src/Widgets/DocumentView.c: line 575: uncaught error: Error opening file '/home/tk423/.local/share/scratch-text-editor/unsaved/Text file from 2014-10-26 19:43:00': Permission denied (g-io-error-quark, 14)
[_LOG_LEVEL_FATAL 19:43:00.278258] Scratch will not function properly.

Carlos Gomez (tk423) wrote :
Mostro En Turno (mostroenturno) wrote :

Hello, you can change the security access for all user to that folder: '/home/tk423/.local/share/scratch-text-editor/unsaved/'. That'll do the trick. Open terminal, go to that specific path and try to sudo chmod 777 scratch-text-editor or sudo chmod 777 unsaved.

You may want to read about chmod to select and apply only the permission to fit the users you have in your system and not to ALL.

Changed in scratch:
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Scratch because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in scratch:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Changed in scratch:
status: Expired → Confirmed
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