Workarounds for Qt bugs

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A nasty bug in SuSE Linux 9.3 causes a major problem when running Scribus: In dialogs with Yes/No choice, the "No" button is ignored. Thus, if you incidentially click "Delete content" in the context menu and afterwards "No" in the dialog, the content will be deleted anyway.

Craig Bradney has found a workaround for this and posted it on the bug tracker. There are three possibilities:

1) Open a shell and type


2) The first approach is not quite comfortable, since you have to retype it any time you open a new shell. Alternatively, you can edit either the file .bashrc for your system or for your home directory. It is recommended to do this only for yourself. Editing in this case simply means adding


to the file. Note that .bashrc is a hidden file in your home directory.

3) If editing .bashrc seems to be too dangerous for you or causes problems with your system, you can write a small shell script:


QT_NO_KDE_INTEGRATION=1 /path/to/scribus $@

Save this as or whatever else you like. Then make it executable:

chmod a+x

You can then start Scribus by typing


in a shell.

This will be extremely handy if you have more than one version of Scribus on your machine.