HOW TO: Debug an Installation Problem

Created by Jonathan Thomas on on 2010-03-29
installation python-mlt debug

Are you having trouble installing and launching OpenShot? When you type 'openshot' from the command line, do you only get an error and have no idea how to troubleshoot it? You are in luck! This HOWTO is here to help you.

Follow these 3 easy steps to get started:

Step 1) Download our friendly "Debug" script (
Step 2) Run the Debug script by typing "sudo python"
Step 3) Locate and view the "openshot.debug" file, which is created in the same folder you ran the script.

Now that you have the "openshot.debug" file, there is lots of interesting information to help you troubleshoot why OpenShot will not launch. If you still can not resolve the problem, please attach the "openshot.debug" file to your bug report and someone will help you troubleshoot the issue.

Good luck!