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Python 2.5 IDLE Subprocess Error

I recently installed Python 2.5 for windows XP. It seemed to be working great. I was writing a simple program, and had tested it a couple times. When I was nearly done I tried to run it, and a box came up and it said "IDLE Subprocess Error" at the top and then "Socket Error: Conection refused". Right after that a second box popped up which the title said "Subprocess Startup Error" it said underneath "IDLE's subprocess didn't make connection. Either IDLE can't start a subprocess or a personal firewall software is blocking the connection." (Both boxes had big red circles with a "X" inside).
I accessed Python through the start menu, then Python 2.5, then IDLE (Python GUI). I have McAfee security. I tried turning off the firewall and getting in, but that didn't work. Each time I try to get into Python2.5 the same thing occurs. I was hoping you could help me.
P.S.- I installed Python from Python.org.
Mar 16 '07 #1
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bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
I recently installed Python 2.5 for windows XP. It seemed to be working great. I was writing a simple program, and had tested it a couple times. When I was nearly done I tried to run it, and a box came up and it said "IDLE Subprocess Error" at the top and then "Socket Error: Conection refused". Right after that a second box popped up which the title said "Subprocess Startup Error" it said underneath "IDLE's subprocess didn't make connection. Either IDLE can't start a subprocess or a personal firewall software is blocking the connection." (Both boxes had big red circles with a "X" inside).
I accessed Python through the start menu, then Python 2.5, then IDLE (Python GUI). I have McAfee security. I tried turning off the firewall and getting in, but that didn't work. Each time I try to get into Python2.5 the same thing occurs. I was hoping you could help me.
P.S.- I installed Python from Python.org.
I've tryed to re-create this with windows firewall; no luck. Python "Idle" tool uses loopback address 127.0.0.1. I'm guessing that that address is being blocked for "python" or "pythonw" by your firewall (IDLE is actually run as a script, not an app). Perhaps loismustdie has better info (having fixed this for himself).
Mar 16 '07 #2
ghostdog74
511 Expert 256MB
if you go to the IDLE help

python <path to idle.py> -h
you can see there's a switch -n. You can use that to start your IDLE. Another way is to get the lastest IDLE version.
Mar 17 '07 #3

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