[tex-live] Error loading TeXlive manager 2017

Alessandro Cuttin a.f.cuttin at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 17:32:07 CEST 2017

further information about this possible bug: the error happens only if my
computer (a dell xps 15) is connected to the d3100 docking station (with
monitors attached to it)

On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 4:05 PM, Alessandro Cuttin <a.f.cuttin at gmail.com>

> hi there,
> I just installed on a brand new machine the TeXlive 2017 using Enrico
> Gregorio's guide
> <http://profs.scienze.univr.it/~gregorio/texlive-YEAR-ubuntu.pdf>
> Everything is fine except for the fact that when I launch the tlmgr I get
> the following error:
> afcuttin at millenium-falcon:~/idic-comml$ sutlmgr
> Loading local TeX Live database
> (/usr/local/texlive/2017/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb)
> This may take some time, please be patient ...
> bad pad value "2m": must be positive screen distance at
> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.22/Tk/Widget.pm line 1218.
> at /usr/local/texlive/2017/texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/tlmgrgui.pl line
> 295.
> Compilation failed in require at /opt/texbin/tlmgr line 4724.
> the command sutlmg is just an alias for sudo /opt/texbin/tlmgr -gui as per
> the installation guide.
> Unfortunately it seems that Google is not my friend at finding a solution
> to this error.
> (BTW, this is also a question on TeX.stackexchange: https://
> tex.stackexchange.com/q/384565/177)
> thanks,
> -Alessandro Cuttin
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