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Old 01-23-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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Sigil will not start

Hello all,

I installed Sigil from this PPA:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rgibert/ebook/ubuntu oneiric main
I am running the Lubuntu version of Ubuntu. When I try to start Sigil graphically it just quietly fails. When I try to start it from the command line I get this error:

QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme.
Illegal instruction

Edit01
I have since uninstalled the version installed with the PPA and used the install script from the website and I now get this error:

/opt/sigil/sigil: error while loading shared libraries: libQtSvg.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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It still fails just differently.

csitt@csitt-mobile002:~$ /opt/sigil/sigil.sh
/opt/sigil/sigil: error while loading shared libraries: libpulse-mainloop-glib.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
csitt@csitt-mobile002:~$ /opt/sigil/sigil
/opt/sigil/sigil: error while loading shared libraries: libQtSvg.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
csitt@csitt-mobile002:~$

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Old 01-24-2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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You need to use /opt/sigil/sigil.sh, this script modifies the LD_LIBRARY_PATH so that the Qt libs bundled with Sigil can be loaded.

FWIW, the error you got with the Ubuntu package is probably due to your system defaulting to use the GTK+ Qt style, and it's complaining that it can't detect your current GTK style. Anyway, you can workaround that error by specifying the Qt style, e.g.:
Code:
$ sigil -style Cleanlooks
$ sigil -style Plastique
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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I'm having the same problem. Sigil start fine in Ubuntu, but does not start in Lubuntu. I tried the above commands, and got "Illegal Instruction" response. Hopefully, we can get this working someday. Lubuntu is an excellent way to keep old hardware in use.
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@menders: Sorry, I didn't get an email notification from this topic since you edited your first post instead of posting a new one.

For the error you got, install the libpulse-mainloop-glib0 package then try again.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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@menders: Sorry, I didn't get an email notification from this topic since you edited your first post instead of posting a new one.

For the error you got, install the libpulse-mainloop-glib0 package then try again.
I've tried both of the above suggestions. Still no-go on Sigil starting on Lubuntu.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:28 PM   #6
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Hi, Debian stable with backports. I have Sigil installed to /bin in my home directory
( ~/bin/sigil/). Chmod + x was done to make it things executable. I just use the command line and navigate to ~/bin/sigil/ and then type ./sigil.sh YMMV
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I've tried both of the above suggestions. Still no-go on Sigil starting on Lubuntu.
Please post the exact command you use and the error message you get.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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I tried the above commands, and got "Illegal Instruction" response.
Illegal instruction means you're CPU does not support a CPU feature the Sigil binary was compiled with and uses. Most likely it's SSE2.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:44 AM   #9
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Good Day everyone!

this is my very first post in this forum. so forgive me, if i am wrong in here and my question better should start another thread!

I do have the same problem that is reported in this thread. Means: I installed SIGIL on a Linux Mint (and on a Lubuntu) which both returned the error that I am not able to start SIGIL (neither via the buttons on the desktop / start menu nor via terminal)
I keep getting the same errors like "Illegal instruction" or "Warning: QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme."

So assuming that my Computer is not able to process the SIGIL software, I am looking for an alternative to create epub files by hand (with an (x)html editor) . Do you guys have any hints for me?

Greetings from the Lion
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:54 AM   #10
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:59 AM   #11
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I use currently (won't last) both Linux Mint 12 (32 bits) and LMDE 64. Gnome on both. Never had any problem with Sigil. I always downloaded the binary from Code.Google.com

My two cents.

If you look for a EPUB converter, I would advise LibreOffice and its extension writer2xhtml which are opensource, multi-platform and efficient.

This is worth many $

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i am not looking for a converter. I am looking for an tutorial on how to create an epub without any conversion or anything else
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Does this help --> Quickest, easiest, cheapest way to create an ebook?
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Peter: Looks promising! Will have to check it when I get home... But from what i have read for now: How do I create an Table of Content in this method?

*Edit* And there seems to be a bug with Covers that dont pass Epub Validation...

Any Suggestions?

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:27 PM   #15
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Illegal instruction means you're CPU does not support a CPU feature the Sigil binary was compiled with and uses. Most likely it's SSE2.
Just to check, I wiped the drive, installed Ubuntu 11.10, and sigil started with no problems. The issue seems to be isolated to Lubuntu. This is a computer made in 2000 (Pentium III mobile), but it still runs just fine (Acer TravelMate 260). I prefer to run Lubuntu on this computer, as the new UI (Unity) on Ubuntu is just too slow. Lubuntu boots and runs much faster.
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