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|08/11/16, 03:06 AM||#1|
Minion unable to start (macOS)
I'm having to force close Minion after start up. The icon appears in the dock but the window never appears. The app goes unresponsive about 15 seconds after launching.
I am using latest beta version of El Capitan (10.11.6). I cannot recall if Minion was working before or after upgrading from 10.11.5 to 10.11.6. I haven't played in a while.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> <minion> <config-version>2</config-version> <version>3.0.0</version> <build>478c77c3480e29b83f348ffcd13ad6cdb33073a6</build> <libs-build>b63f4538ee74377f336d4f636ad7da84f9b5ab53</libs-build> <client> <concurrent-updates>2</concurrent-updates> <game-scan-depth>4</game-scan-depth> </client> <user> <ga-user-id>aabdae2d-5386-492f-af1d-2aeaa8ced6a2</ga-user-id> </user> </minion>
Troubleshooting methods taken:
Not sure what else to provide to assist, Mac logs don't turn up much (system.log etc).
Lastly, having to update a few plugins manually showed me how valuable your work, the Minion app, is! Great, great work!
Last edited by decklar : 08/11/16 at 03:08 AM. Reason: Privacy
|08/11/16, 05:43 PM||#2|
Do you have a minion.log? The minion0.log is for the old version of Minion. I'm running 10.11.6 on a MBP and its running fine here so I don't think its due to 10.11.6. Hopefully you have a minion.log and there is an error to go by.
You could try starting Minion from command line and see if there is an error in your terminal...
java -jar /Applications/Minion.app/Contents/Java/Minion-jfx.jar
Last edited by Dolby : 08/11/16 at 05:48 PM.
|08/12/16, 05:56 AM||#3|
Thank for assisting.
I forgot to mention, I rolled back to an old img I had, 3.0.0, for testing. Hence the minion0.log.
Anyways, removed 3.0.0 and reinstalled 3.0.4. Unfortunately when opening via Applications or via terminal produces the same problem and as the app is launched, the execution of the command completes and no error is sent to stdout or stderr.
I get the same result in the log:
Opening via Java however worked. minion.xml populated with correct addons and settings and the GUI launched.
Closed the GUI and reopened via terminal and Applications only to have the same result. Icon appearing in dock, no window, just menu bar until I need to force close it.
My JDK version is 8u102 (This worked when opening without the bundled JVM)
My JRE is 8u102.
|08/12/16, 07:57 AM||#4|
It seems to be stopping before getting to creating a new Minion instance. I'm confirming with our java developer but I believe it binds to localhost so Minion can tell if another instance of Minion is running. So if there is something weird in your hosts file it might mess Minion up? It's been so long since I've come across this issue I'm waiting to hear back from our java developer to make sure it still works like this.
Does your /etc/hosts file have the following line?
|08/12/16, 08:05 AM||#5|
Hosts file only contained my added hostname for my dev vm on localhost. I commented it out and only have ipv4 and ipv6 localhost left.
Any verbose debugging parameters I can enable when starting it?
Edit: Running as root or as a newly created user doesn't make a difference.
Last edited by decklar : 08/12/16 at 08:08 AM.
|08/12/16, 09:37 AM||#6|
Sorry there isn't a command for more detailed logging at the moment.
When you load Minion from the app icon it loads Minion inside our own JVM with our own version of java. The JVM is loading Minion to a point as we are getting some logging and then something happens. If the JVM was failing outright we wouldn't have anything in the minion.log.
Loading it directly from Java bypasses the Java Virtual Machine and loads Minion natively and for some reason that works for you. So that tells me its something to do with the JVM environment.
Is there something on your osx machine like a security app that maybe doesn't like the version of Java that is included in our JVM and possibly halting things? Do you have any 3rd party security apps installed (not even sure there are any for osx).
Can you think of anything else on your system that might interfere with a virtualized environment?
Sorry I don't have much for you, I've been talking to jwood our java dev and we haven't come up with anything more for you to try at the moment.
|08/12/16, 03:13 PM||#7|
Join Date: Oct 2015
I can confirm Minion is running fine on:
Minion.app (standalone) 3.0.4
I've had a similar problem the OP describes in the past once or twice, but a system restart has always resolve it. The only other similar situation I had was with high packet loss on my network (>10%)
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