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[solved] Freeze up when adding text.

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:09 am
by Jim0000
I have experienced this problem for some time now. Whenever trying to add text to a drawing, the system freezes up.
I am using Linux Mint 19.

Is there something I am not doing or doing wrong that can address this problem?
Or is this a known general problem that can be fixed otherwise?

Please advise,

Jim.

Re: Freeze up when adding text.

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:55 am
by Husky
No problem with Win10 ....

This happens only with a specific text font or with all offered text fonts?

Re: Freeze up when adding text.

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:27 am
by Jim0000
Husky wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:55 am
No problem with Win10 ....

This happens only with a specific text font or with all offered text fonts?
I will investigate further with hope I can answer that. Thanks for the reply Husky.

I just tried a couple more fonts with the same result.

If I adjust the font in the top right tool bar, it works fine. It is only when I adjust the text size in the left field that it freezes.
I'll mark this as solved.

Jim.

Re: Freeze up when adding text. (solved)

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:27 am
by CVH
Win7
Qcad 3.23.0.0

No problem in general.
Could be specific.
Could be Linux Mint 19.

What version are you running?

Regards,
CVH

Re: Freeze up when adding text. (solved)

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:13 pm
by Jim0000
CVH wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:27 am

Could be Linux Mint 19.

What version are you running?

Regards,
CVH
Thanks for the reply CVH. However, I have solved the problem.
For the record, I am running Qcad version 3.22.1
Linux always receives suspicion for what most times is found to be operator error/ignorance (as in this case), or some problem with the application.
The main problem that does arise with Linux Mint in my experience is recurring permissions problem! So darned secure it is a pain sometimes!
It can always be solved, but can take time and fussing around etc.

Jim.

Re: Freeze up when adding text. (solved)

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:13 pm
by alanek
Hi
I have the same problem. When I click the text icon "A" then QCAD freezes.

I have just upgraded to 3.24.2 and I am using Linux Mint 19.3. Changing the text size in previous version of QCAD on both Mint 18 & 19 was a bit flakey now I cannot even open the text box.

Can you expand on the comment about Linux permission? what files/directories had permission problems.

Help much appreciated

Re: Freeze up when adding text. (solved)

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:22 pm
by alanek
Sorry just a bit more information on the post above. I can use the dimensioning tool, the icon next to the text icon. But in the case the size of text is too small.

When I try to used the Text Edit in the modification tools to increase text size, nothing happen when I click on the text edit icon. But I least QCAD does not freeze in this case
Any help anybody ?

Re: Freeze up when adding text. (solved)

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:18 pm
by Husky
alanek wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:13 pm
I have just upgraded to 3.24.2 and I am using Linux Mint 19.3. Changing the text size in previous version of QCAD on both Mint 18 & 19 was a bit flakey now I cannot even open the text box.
Did you follow the installation manual by the letter?

https://qcad.org/en/documentation/insta ... ux_Systems

Have you tried to reset the QCAD configuration?

https://qcad.org/en/tutorial-resetting- ... tion#Linux

alanek wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:22 pm
I can use the dimensioning tool, the icon next to the text icon. But in the case the size of text is too small.
The text height for the actual drawing is controlled within the dimension settings:

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alanek wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:22 pm
When I try to used the Text Edit in the modification tools to increase text size, nothing happen when I click on the text edit icon. But I least QCAD does not freeze in this case
What exactly do you mean with "modification tool" and the "text edit icon". We are talking about the Property Editor? And what icon is that?

Re: Freeze up when adding text. (solved)

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:38 am
by alanek
Hi
I think I have solved the problem.

I deleted everything in the opt folder and reinstalled the latest version of QCAD. When I had the problem after the first install, the previous version of QCAD was still in the opt folder. Maybe that was the problem.

I have installed many versions of QCAD, but I do not understand the full installation process. Is it better to remove the previous version before installing an upgrade?

Thanks for your help anyway, it is most appreciated that I can feel I have some support.

Re: Freeze up when adding text. (solved)

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:52 am
by Husky
alanek wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:38 am
Hi
I think I have solved the problem.
Glad to hear that!
alanek wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:38 am
I have installed many versions of QCAD, but I do not understand the full installation process. Is it better to remove the previous version before installing an upgrade?
The most important golden rule is that you never mix different QCAD versions in the same directory. If you don't need to run different versions on your system then it makes sense to remove the older version and install the new one in a new or empty directory.