FreeCAD 18.1/Ubuntu 18.04.2. LTS: no workbenches after install

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FreeCAD 18.1/Ubuntu 18.04.2. LTS: no workbenches after install

Postby APF » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:48 am

Hi all,

I installed FreeCAD 18,1 form the PPA today but hey presto, I only get basic 4 menus and no workbenches whatsoever.

Launch Log:

Msg: FreeCAD 0.18.1, Libs: 0.18.1R
© Juergen Riegel, Werner Mayer, Yorik van Havre 2001-2019
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Log: Time = Sun Apr 14 09:10:39 2019
Log: AppDataSkipVendor = true
Log: AppHomePath = /usr/lib/freecad/
Log: AppIcon = freecad
Log: AppTempPath = /tmp/
Log: BinPath = /usr/lib/freecad/bin/
Log: BuildRepositoryURL = https://code.launchpad.net/~vcs-imports/freecad/trunk
Log: BuildRevision =
Log: BuildRevisionDate = 2019/04/06 19:19:55
Log: BuildVersionMajor = 0
Log: BuildVersionMinor = 18.1
Log: Console = 0
Log: CopyrightInfo = © Juergen Riegel, Werner Mayer, Yorik van Havre 2001-2019
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Log: Debug = 0
Log: DocPath = /usr/lib/freecad/doc/
Log: ExeName = FreeCAD
Log: ExeVendor = FreeCAD
Log: ExeVersion = 0.18.1
Log: LoggingFile = 1
Log: LoggingFileName = /home/<beeeep>/.FreeCAD/FreeCAD.log
Log: MaintainerUrl = http://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Main_Page
Log: PATH = /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin
Log: PYTHONPATH =
Log: PythonSearchPath = /usr/lib/python36.zip:/usr/lib/python3.6:/usr/lib/python3.6:/usr/lib/python3.6/lib-dynload
Log: RunMode = Gui
Log: SplashAlignment = Bottom|Left
Log: SplashInfoColor = #c8c8c8
Log: SplashScreen = freecadsplash
Log: SplashTextColor = #ffffff
Log: StartWorkbench = StartWorkbench
Log: SystemParameter = /home/<beeeep>/.FreeCAD/system.cfg
Log: UserAppData = /home/<beeeep>/.FreeCAD/
Log: UserHomePath = /home/<beeeep>
Log: UserParameter = /home/<beeeep>/.FreeCAD/user.cfg
Log: Verbose =
Log: Create Application
Log: Run App init script
Log: Init: starting App::FreeCADInit.py
Log: Init: Searching for modules...
Log: Init: Initializing /usr/lib/freecad/Mod/FCGear(Init.py not found)... ignore
Log: Using /usr/lib/freecad/Mod as module path!
Log: System path after init:
Log: /usr/lib/freecad/bin
Log: /usr/lib/freecad/Mod/FCGear
Log: /usr/local/sbin
Log: /usr/local/bin
Log: /usr/sbin
Log: /usr/bin
Log: /sbin
Log: /bin
Log: /usr/games
Log: /usr/local/games
Log: /snap/bin
Log: Init: App::FreeCADInit.py done
Log: Init: Creating Gui::Application and QApplication
Log: Local server 'FreeCAD' started
Log: OpenGL version is: 4.6 (4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116)
Log: Run Gui init script
Log: Init: Running FreeCADGuiInit.py start script...
Log: Init: Searching modules...
Log: Module: Part
Log: Loading Part module... done
Log: Init: Initializing /usr/lib/freecad/Mod/FCGear... done
Log: Init: Loading FreeCAD GUI
Log: Init: Running FreeCADGuiInit.py start script... done
Log: Init: Activating default workbench StartWorkbench
Log: Init: Showing main window
Log: Main window restored
Log: Show main window
Log: Toolbars restored
Log: Couldn't connect to spacenav daemon
Log: Init: Entering event loop
Log: Init: Processing command line files
Log: Hide main window
Log: Finish: Event loop left
Log: Destruct Gui::Application
Log: Couldn't disconnect from spacenav daemon
Log: FreeCAD terminating...
Log: Saving system parameter...
Log: Saving system parameter...done
Log: Saving user parameter...
Log: Saving user parameter...done

Greetings
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Re: FreeCAD 18.1/Ubuntu 18.04.2. LTS: no workbenches after install

Postby chrisb » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:32 am

Hi APF, welcome to the forum.
If you had a previous installation you can try to reset the configuration with the button in the preferences. Another possibility is to delete your config files or to move them in case you want to restore them.

For such questions it is best to add your FreeCAD info as described in the forum guidelines.
Log output is best to be placed in code tags </> it keeps indentation and increases readability. You can edit your post above accordingly.
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Re: FreeCAD 18.1/Ubuntu 18.04.2. LTS: no workbenches after install

Postby NormandC » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:17 pm

Hello AFP,

I suggest you rename your ~/.FreeCAD folder so a new empty one is created at launch, it is also possible that an add-on module you had installed is causing this issue.

What version of FreeCAD, if any, had you previously installed? Did you try to install the freecad-doc package as well? I has not been updated to 0.18 at this time, and the older 0.17 freecad-doc package, if still installed, may cause conflicts.
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Re: FreeCAD 18.1/Ubuntu 18.04.2. LTS: no workbenches after install

Postby APF » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:34 pm

Ok, now I removed the whole ~/.FreeCAD folder and removed all MODs, freecad-doc isn't installed, but I still get only a blank window after starting FreeCAD, i.e. "File" contains nothing but Quit, View nothing but an empty workbench and Help the non-working help and an entry about FreeCAD (see the attachment).
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Re: FreeCAD 18.1/Ubuntu 18.04.2. LTS: no workbenches after install

Postby Renato Rebelo » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:58 pm

Clean also this location / usr / lib / freecad / Mod /
I had the same problem... https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 40#p300401
my native language is not English, please excuse me any incorrectness, I apologize for any inconvenience caused, thank you
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Re: FreeCAD 18.1/Ubuntu 18.04.2. LTS: no workbenches after install

Postby APF » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:21 pm

Yes, I did remove the contents of the ../Mod folder. And I removed the settings in ~/.FreeCAD again afterwards just for good measure. And I chmod'ded the whole /usr/lib/freecad/bin structure to 755 just in case something was amiss there (user is still root:root but this shouldn't matter as long as anybody may read and execute the files in there). Still no success.
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Re: FreeCAD 18.1/Ubuntu 18.04.2. LTS: no workbenches after install

Postby thegavs » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:02 am

I have the same problem on Linux Mint 18. Tried to remove all the folders and reinstall but get the same no workbenches installed.

Any ideas?
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Re: FreeCAD 18.1/Ubuntu 18.04.2. LTS: no workbenches after install

Postby Xav-83 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:38 pm

Hello,
I have the same compotement.
if it can help.

OS: Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS (LXDE/Lubuntu)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.16475 (Git) AppImage
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: 5d211d87049f8dff90e12eace8c4d3f2684a90a1
Python version: 3.7.1
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: French/France (fr_FR)
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Re: FreeCAD 18.1/Ubuntu 18.04.2. LTS: no workbenches after install

Postby chrisb » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:46 pm

Your screenshot suggests that you have several additional workbenches installed. You may retry after moving your .FreeCAD folder aside.
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Re: FreeCAD 18.1/Ubuntu 18.04.2. LTS: no workbenches after install

Postby kkremitzki » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:25 pm

Be careful when removing stuff in /usr/lib/freecad/Mod, that folder should be managed by the package so if you remove everything in there you may need to reinstall the package. How did you get stuff in there anyway? That location should be getting managed by the system and not at the user level.
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