Cannot get OpenLP to run after installing it

Asked by John Wilson on 2019-06-22

Installed OpenLP from Ubuntu software, using Synaptic and from the website.
There is the logo on my desktop but when I click on it the little circle icon rotates for about 10 seconds and then vanishes.
Any suggestions?

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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a


If you run:


In a terminal, does it run OK? If not, is there any useful output in the terminal?

John Wilson (jwilsondmartin) said : #3

Thank you for your quick reply.
Here is the output:
~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic
Linux john-H81M-S2H-GSM 4.18.0-22-generic #23~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 6 08:37:25 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Tried running openlp in a terminal and here is the output:
~$ openlp
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/openlp", line 27, in <module>
    from openlp.core.common import is_win, is_macosx
  File "/usr/share/openlp/openlp/", line 26, in <module>
    from openlp import core, plugins
  File "/usr/share/openlp/openlp/core/", line 43, in <module>
    from openlp.core.ui.mainwindow import MainWindow
  File "/usr/share/openlp/openlp/core/ui/", line 29, in <module>
    from distutils import dir_util
ImportError: cannot import name 'dir_util'

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Issue the command

sudo apt install python3-distutils

and then try running openlp again and report the results.

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