January 26, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
159 posts

Qt is not working on a Mac

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Hi,

Last night I try to install Qt on my Mac and when I click the installer I noticed that the labels on the buttons for the installation were not showing (install, next etc.), the buttons are showing but no labels. I went and proceeded with the installation clicking the buttons without knowing what the buttons said and assuming that they were the typical buttons found when installing other applications. I got it to install but when I opened the application it is also missing the labels on some buttons and drop-down menus. Also, I’m getting and error every time I close the application (“Qt has unexpectedly quit …”).

Any idea why the labels are not showing?

Is there anybody there running Qt on a Mac with Lion without issues?

I’m on a Mac with OX Lion 10.7.2

See print screen:
https://skitch.com/fstigre/g56br/qt-creator

I used the standard download for Mac OSX. I tried both the online and the offline installer and same thing.
http://qt.nokia.com/downloads

Thanks a lot for your help!

24 replies

January 26, 2012

Volker Volker
Ant Farmer
5331 posts

Qt on the Mac usually runs without problems. There have been some troubles with XCode 4 tool chain, but there are solutions/workarounds available. The applications itself (Creator, Designer, Linguist, etc.) run as expected.

January 27, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
159 posts

Thanks a lot for your reply!

Where can I find information to find the solution?

I installed Creator separately and same thing, this is what I see when I try to create a new project.
Print Screen:
https://skitch.com/fstigre/ghex9/new

Thanks

January 27, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
159 posts

Wow! I just tried it on my Windows machine and Qt rocks. I wish I could make it work on my Mac which is my primary machine.

January 27, 2012

cincirin cincirin
Ant Farmer
469 posts

On my Mac with Lion server all Qt tools run as expected (okeydokey) …

January 27, 2012

Volker Volker
Ant Farmer
5331 posts

For the xcode problem: just have a forum search for Xcode 4, you should get some results there. I don’t have the links at hand right now. For development, I’m still on a snow leo (10.6.x) box, but the applications I build run on lion without any problems. Maybe something went wrong during installation?

January 27, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
159 posts

I have actual downloaded the installer multiple times and installed it multiple times as well.

Thanks I will try to find a fix for Xcode, even though I dont know exactly what I’m looking for, hopefully I will find something.

Thanks a lot for your help!

January 27, 2012

Volker Volker
Ant Farmer
5331 posts

Hm, sorry, I never used the SDK. I’m used to build Qt libs from sources for ages now and use the standalone tools. Hopefully someone else, being more familiar with the SDK, can jump in here.

January 27, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
159 posts

After searching the internet and reading similar problems people are having with different software I started thinking that I might be missing the font type used for certain parts of the program, since some people claim to have fixed them by adding the correct font or the encoding type.

Ref threads.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=775283
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/34-69-text-empires-trial-version

Could this be the issue?

Is there a possibility that I’m missing some fonts or the encoding need to be changed?

Any one out there having the same problem.

Thanks a lot for your help “volker”

January 27, 2012

Volker Volker
Ant Farmer
5331 posts

Hi, that font issue sounds reasonable. It would explain why it’s only text that’s missing.

January 27, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
159 posts

Any idea what are the default fonts Qt is using or where can I find the font configuration folder?

Thanks a lot.

January 27, 2012

Volker Volker
Ant Farmer
5331 posts

Sorry, I don’t even have a guess here :-/

January 27, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
159 posts

Thanks a lot for your help!

I checked all of my fonts and all of them are active. I also tried to find a folder that could lead me to the font in Qt but nothing.

I will try to find the solution and if I find it I will post it here otherwise I will just develop on Windows :(

January 28, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
159 posts

Ok, it least I’m not the only one having this issue, I hope this gets fixed soon.

https://bugreports.qt-project.org/browse/QTCREATORBUG-6837

January 28, 2012

miroslav miroslav
Lab Rat
214 posts

This definitely looks like a broken install, potentially a broken qt.conf. I am using the same Qt Creator on the same Mac Os X, works fine here.

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January 28, 2012

fs_tigre fs_tigre
Lab Rat
159 posts

Is there something I could do to try to fix it or this would be on Qt’s end and I would need to wait for a fix?

It funny because I actually went and installed an old version (Qt SDK 1.1.2) thinking that that was going to work but nothing, same problem.

“I refuse to the idea that I would need to develop on two computers Mac/Windows”

Thanks a lot for your comments.

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