Trouble Shooting tomboy-ng

First of all, do you have the newest version ? tomboy-ng is in the very earliest stages of its life and changes happen pretty frequently.

Here are some operating system dependent suggestions. If they don't help, please do not hesitate to send an email to the Tomboy mailing list or log a bug report at Github.

Linux

  • If you are using the gz file, have you remembered to mark the binary as executable ? eg chmod u+x tomboy-ng

  • Nothing is done to tomboy-ng (at this stage) to make it autostart when you logon. In most distribution, there is a control panel of some sort, typically something there called, "Startup Applications" that you could use. Otherwise, start it manually. You can double click on the binary in a file manager or from the command line nohup </somepath>/tomboy-ng &

  • The app does write some messages to the console you won't see otherwise, if things are not behaving as expected, try launching from a command prompt and watch the output. The above command will capture that output into a file called nohup.out or don't use nohup and see it scrolling past.

Windows

  • when you first start the app, Windows will quite rightly warn you that its dangerous to download things from the internet and run them. You have to decide if you wish to proceed. The author says you are safe but he would say that, wouldn't he ? (Mandy Rice-Davies c 1963)

Mac

  • As the author does not pay a fee to Apple, you do have a slightly complicated process the first time you start up. Instead of double clicking on the app icon, you need to hold down the ctrl key, and click the application icon, select 'Open' (or is that 'run' ?), read the warning and proceed. The system remembers your decision so you don't need to do so again.
  • The app does write some messages to the console you won't normally see, if things are not behaving as expected, try launching from a command prompt and watch the output. Use the Finder to go to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.app and from in the terminal window, run -

    /Applications/tomboy-ng.app/Contents/MacOS/tomboy-ng

  • Note that the app, as seen in the Finder in Applications, has an ugly, generic icon. Thats because the author has not yet figured out how to assign the equally ugly but uniquely tomboy-ng bright green one.

If things don't work as expected, or they do work as expected, please let me know ! Davo

Apps/Tomboy/tomboy-ng/TroubleShooting (last edited 2018-04-08 02:22:34 by David Bannon)