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09/16/14, 11:34 AM   #41
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Follow-up about the "RAETIA info hub" for all interested:
It takes hours now to set it up the way I like it - like the "RAETIA information bar" was (that took only a few minutes)! So I ditched it for the older version which still works great - "RAETIA information bar" v1.50. FYI.

And I wouldn't want Minion to check for updates anyway for that.
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09/16/14, 06:45 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Burajon View Post
Isn't it redundant since you need to sign in to use Minion?
You don't need to sign in. You can use it as a Guest.
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09/16/14, 08:20 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Burajon View Post
Why was the network test there anyway? Isn't it redundant since you need to sign in to use Minion?
I'm not sure how either are related?

Minion checks it has an internet connection before it loads anything and gives a nice error. Before if there was no internet Minion would just hang on loading... for forever. Thats why one of the first things we do is check for an internet connection and present a nicer error so people have a better idea of what the issue is.

It does this by checking for a HTTP status of 200 for our API and CDN server. Some reason on really high latency connections this does not work.

Also Minion does not require you to login, never has. There is a [Guest] button on the login screen.

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09/17/14, 01:37 PM   #44
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New version pushed live 2.0.13-beta. Feel free to update to this version. However you will want to add the following to your minion.xml
  • Open minion.xml in notepad or your favorite editor.
  • Find the tag <client>
  • Insert a new line directly below
  • Copy the following tag to that new line: <skip-network-check />
  • Save minion.xml & restart Minion.

example:
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<client>
        <skip-network-check />
        <concurrent-updates>2</concurrent-updates>
        <game-scan-depth>4</game-scan-depth>
</client>
You'll only need to do this once, then all future updates "should" work too.

*We don't consider this a true fix but more of a bandaid until we find a better way. We don't want to require people to edit their minion.xml in the future.

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09/17/14, 03:50 PM   #45
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Well that worked - with the xml mod.
Again, no log file from the 1st run, but the 1st run I didn't modify the xml, and it once again couldn't "connect to the Internet."
So here are the files on the 2nd run, with the xml mod.

No need to butter me up with thnx, I always try to help programmers debug when possible.

[off-topic] Now, if I could just get someone to help me with my Civ5 mod attempt, posted in the Civ5 Steam forum. It is also xml code. It has been weeks now, looking like nobody knows the answer. I tried to post in the "Civilization fanatics" forum but had trouble with my acct there, and they dissed me and I refuse to deal with them (moderators) any more. [/off-topic]
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File Type: log minion0.log (11.4 KB, 1633 views)

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09/20/14, 03:21 AM   #46
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no xml file

Hi guys,


Minion cant connect to the internet. I've read about the .xml file (in the .minion folder) but it isnt there cuz i cant connect (or so i think)

can someone help me with a fix?

cheers,

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09/20/14, 08:09 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by Gaidin View Post
Hi guys,


Minion cant connect to the internet. I've read about the .xml file (in the .minion folder) but it isnt there cuz i cant connect (or so i think)

can someone help me with a fix?

cheers,

Gaidin
Yes it is there, it installs when you install Minion. Try the fix above (adding a single line, leading spaces are unnecessary). But there's a catch, I believe the directory ("folder") is hidden from you in Windows by default, I think you have to enable "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" in Windows: Control panel --> Folder options. As an easier alternative for the less-computer-literate I highly recommend installing the (local machine) search utility "Everything" - it doesn't search the Internet - it is a third-party free utility that I use often. You only need to search for "minion" in that (without the quotation marks) to find minion.xml instantly. Highly recommended FYI.

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04/08/16, 09:24 AM   #48
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out of the blue today i started being unable to connect. no changes on my pc (that im aware of). i added the change to the .xml as a test. minion shows in my task manager, but never actually opens.

Code:
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: os.name=Windows 7
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: os.version=6.1
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: os.arch=amd64
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: java.runtime.version=1.8.0_31-b13
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: java.class.path=C:\Users\baldylox\AppData\Local\Minion\app\Minion-jfx.jar;lib/httpclient-4.3.1.jar;lib/httpcore-4.3.jar;lib/commons-logging-1.1.3.jar;lib/commons-codec-1.6.jar;lib/commons-configuration-1.10.jar;lib/commons-lang-2.6.jar;lib/commons-jxpath-1.3.jar;lib/commons-collections-3.2.1.jar;lib/jackson-mapper-asl-1.9.13.jar;lib/jackson-core-asl-1.9.13.jar;lib/junrar-0.7.jar;lib/commons-logging-api-1.1.jar;lib/commons-vfs2-2.0.jar;lib/maven-scm-api-1.4.jar;lib/plexus-utils-1.5.6.jar;lib/maven-scm-provider-svnexe-1.4.jar;lib/maven-scm-provider-svn-commons-1.4.jar;lib/regexp-1.3.jar;lib/kefirbb-1.1-SNAPSHOT.jar;lib/commons-io-2.4.jar;lib/guice-4.0-beta4.jar;lib/javax.inject-1.jar;lib/aopalliance-1.0.jar;lib/guava-16.0.1.jar;lib/guice-assistedinject-4.0-beta4.jar;lib/guice-multibindings-4.0-beta4.jar;lib/jsr305-2.0.3.jar;lib/junique-1.0.4.jar;lib/jregex-1.2_01.jar;
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: java.library.path=C:\Users\baldylox\AppData\Local\Minion\app\
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: user.language=en
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: user.home=C:\Users\baldylox
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM com.zam.minion.controller.MinionController initWindowControls
FINE: Controls initialized.
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM com.zam.minion.util.FeedClient checkNetworkConnections
FINE: Starting network check ...
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM com.zam.minion.util.FeedClient getRoutePlanner
FINE: System Default Http Proxy.
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: I/O exception (java.net.SocketException) caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: Retrying request
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: I/O exception (java.net.SocketException) caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: Retrying request
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: I/O exception (java.net.SocketException) caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: Retrying request
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM com.zam.minion.util.FeedClient$HeadThread run
WARNING: IOException: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: I/O exception (java.net.SocketException) caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: Retrying request
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: I/O exception (java.net.SocketException) caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: Retrying request
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: I/O exception (java.net.SocketException) caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: Retrying request
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM com.zam.minion.util.FeedClient$HeadThread run
WARNING: IOException: Permission denied: connect
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04/08/16, 09:49 AM   #49
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seems comodo dragon updated over night and somehow stopped minion. set up a new exception and its working again.
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06/10/19, 06:44 AM   #50
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Win 10 64x

minion unable to connect to internet,pls help!
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06/10/19, 03:32 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by Beotrive View Post
Win 10 64x

minion unable to connect to internet,pls help!
Hi, did you read this already and tried the steps with admin, anti-virus whitelist and firewall or proxy already?

https://www.esoui.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8082

Edit:
Your minion.log says:
IOException: Address family not supported by protocol family: connect

Search for this with an online search engine. It might be ipv6 issue or your used proxy server (if you use one).
1st find was e.g.
Try to check whether the spy program called "RelevantKnowledge" is installed. Its uninstallation helped me to solve the problem.

So scan your pc for malware and Spyware using Spybot search and destroy for example or other antivirus/Anti-Malware tools.

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03/23/22, 07:26 AM   #52
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Minion 3.0.5 and ESO Connection Issues Fixed!

Minion 3.0.5 has been unable to connect to the internet for the past 3 days on my Windows 11 desktop. I have also been having with issues with disconnecting and reconnecting constantly in games, especially ESO. I have also had issues in ESO with slow login, slow switching characters, slow changing zones with multiple disconnects during the process.
  • I have tried the following ways to fix this:
  • Install the 32-bit version of Minion.
  • Install the jfx version that requires a local Java installation.
  • Check my firewall settings.
  • Uninstall then reinstall minion.
  • Checked my network connections and Network setup.

When I checked my network connection, I noticed that WiFi and ethernet were connected to the internet, despite the fact that I use a hard-wired ethernet conection on my desktop so I do not need WiFi. I checked to see if Minion was working on my WiFi-connected gaming laptop and it is so the problem is not WiFi so it must be having two active network connections.
  • I took the following steps to make sure that WiFi connections were disabled on my desktop:
  • Unchecked "Connect Automatically" on my desktop's WiFi connection.
  • Turned off WiFi in Windows 11 (there is a software switct in Win 11).

I attempted to start Minion 3.0.5 64-bit and it immediately connected to the internet and listed my currently installed ESO AddOns. I then logged into ESO, selected and loaded a character quickly without any issues. Logging into eso is much faster and I did not experience any disconnects while doing so. Minion and ESO connection issues fixed!
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03/23/22, 07:49 AM   #53
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Thanks for your feedback.
If you WIFI is not needed as you connect wired just disable the Wifi at your desktop PC so it is not even trying to interfer with your Wifi and is not disturbing other connections. There is a button to disable Wifi at the right edge of your windows task bar (Not sure abotu Win 11 though).

You still should use Minion 32bit version though as mentioned in the troubleshooting guide.
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10/30/22, 09:39 AM   #54
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It worked for me

I just disabled my PC's wifi adaptor, and poof! Minion works again. Thank you for all the hard work all of you put in on this.
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02/14/23, 04:43 AM   #55
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Minion wont connect despite everyone tips

please help

As the thread says. Minion wont connect.
Tried both 32 and 64 bit
Tried turning off firewall and antivirus
tried that "skip network check" (Doesn't load) you only see it in task manager
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02/14/23, 12:21 PM   #56
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Please do not post the same in different threads, especially not within the same day, thank you.
I already answered you in that other thread with ideas what to try:
https://www.esoui.com/forums/showpos...03&postcount=7

Did you try the step #13 from the troubleshooting guide (https://www.esoui.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8082) already? -> the java ipV4 / ipv6 command in your command line?

The log file clearly says it cannot connect to the servers and as it crashes I assume it's due to some blocked stuff by firewall/antivirus, and not a network issue. So either:
-your firewall is blocking the access so enable/whitelist Minion.ex in your firewall, or
-Step #13 of the troubleshooting guide is worth a try: Force java to use ipv4 instead ipv6, or
-there eis a proxy enabled on your pc. Search online for "How to disable proxy Windows <your windows version>", e.g. here for Windows 10: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...5-4a61f26375e9
, or
-there is malware on your PC which routes traffic elswere. Scan your PC with antivirus tools for them
Or there is something else happening with your ISP which blocks the server access. Try to reboot your router/modem.
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02/14/23, 02:40 PM   #57
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Sorry wasn't sure if you wanted it there, but i did all that and still no connecting.

Originally Posted by Baertram View Post
Please do not post the same in different threads, especially not within the same day, thank you.
I already answered you in that other thread with ideas what to try:
https://www.esoui.com/forums/showpos...03&postcount=7

Did you try the step #13 from the troubleshooting guide (https://www.esoui.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8082) already? -> the java ipV4 / ipv6 command in your command line?

The log file clearly says it cannot connect to the servers and as it crashes I assume it's due to some blocked stuff by firewall/antivirus, and not a network issue. So either:
-your firewall is blocking the access so enable/whitelist Minion.ex in your firewall, or
-Step #13 of the troubleshooting guide is worth a try: Force java to use ipv4 instead ipv6, or
-there eis a proxy enabled on your pc. Search online for "How to disable proxy Windows <your windows version>", e.g. here for Windows 10: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...5-4a61f26375e9
, or
-there is malware on your PC which routes traffic elswere. Scan your PC with antivirus tools for them
Or there is something else happening with your ISP which blocks the server access. Try to reboot your router/modem.
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02/15/23, 05:28 AM   #58
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This is how the normal log file should look like:
Code:
DEBUG 2022-12-04 20:33:52,338 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.util.FeedClient:checkNetworkConnections(106): Starting network check ...
DEBUG 2022-12-04 20:33:52,339 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.util.FeedClient:getRoutePlanner(61): System Default Http Proxy.
DEBUG 2022-12-04 20:33:52,637 [Thread-9] gg.minion.util.FeedClient:run(159): Ping Status for http://cdn.mmoui.com/: 200
DEBUG 2022-12-04 20:33:52,793 [Thread-8] gg.minion.util.FeedClient:run(159): Ping Status for http://api.mmoui.com/: 200
And your's looks like this:
Code:
DEBUG 2023-02-14 02:27:15,191 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.util.FeedClient:checkNetworkConnections(106): Starting network check ...
DEBUG 2023-02-14 02:27:15,191 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.util.FeedClient:getRoutePlanner(61): System Default Http Proxy.
WARN  2023-02-14 02:27:15,307 [Thread-7] gg.minion.util.FeedClient:run(164): IOException: Software caused connection abort: recv failed
WARN  2023-02-14 02:27:15,307 [Thread-8] gg.minion.util.FeedClient:run(164): IOException: Software caused connection abort: recv failed
ERROR 2023-02-14 02:27:15,308 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.controller.MinionController:<init>(147): Catching javafx.fxml.LoadException:
So it's definately not able to ping the ESOUI Minion server at http://cdn.mmoui.com/: 200 as it seems, and then fails with an error.
Either your IP address might be blocked somehow, or your proxy is the problem (if you use any?) or your firewall blocks it, or the java IP setup is wrong, or there is any other software installed which blocks the network traffic.
It could also be, if you user Wireless conenction (WLAN) that the connection is not stable enough, or you are using LAN (wired) and WLAN (wirelss) at the same time (read this: https://www.esoui.com/forums/showpos...1&postcount=52).

Check your router log files for details about that connections to the Minion server adresses e.g. cdn.mmoui.com (if you got access to the router logs).

Update your JAVA version to a new one, if not done already.


If you visit https://api.mmoui.com/v3/ in your web browser do you get any security warnings? Could be that something is messing with the ESOUI ssl cert on your end. What does it say if you click on the link?


Press the WIN key and type cmd, then run the command line
Enter:
Code:
ping cdn.mmoui.com
Does it provide you such a list?


Or what is the result? Does it say "Cannot be reached"?

What about the command
Code:
ping api.mmoui.com

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