[argyllcms] Re: Dispcal fails

  • From: Graeme Gill <graeme@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 00:16:20 +1000

Roger Breton wrote:
Same problem with 0.70:

G4:~ rogerbreton$ dispcal -v -m -c2 -yl -t5000 -b95 -gl -e caltest
Setting up the instrument
Instrument Type:  DTP94
Serial Number:    000747
Boot version:     D929
Software version: DB06
RegisterProcess failed (error = -50)
Abort trap

I can't reproduce this problem on my system (PPC OS 10.3),
and while there's some matches to this error message on
the web, none of them have much explanation, or seem
terribly applicable. It seems to be an OS X weirdism.

What happens if you run dispwin with no arguments ?

What happens if you run dispwin with some arguments ?

One suggestion I found on the web was:

 In your ~/.bash_profile do you have something like:
    export PATH="~/bin:$PATH"
 If so, change it to:
    export PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"

but with no explanation as to the mechanism, and not backed
up by any similar explanations. This error seems to be reported
in a number of rather different contexts, and without being able
to reproduce it under debug conditions (so that a backtrace can
narrow down which system call failed) or trial and error to
figure out what triggers it), it could be tough to track down.

Graeme Gill.

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