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Title: error message on launch
Post by: yambub on January 27, 2017, 05:28:17 PM
Hi,
I'm getting this error when I launch electrum. The window opens fine and all seems to work but can anyone tell me what;s wrong?

andy@HP ~ $ electrum
"sni-qt/27117" WARN  17:17:58.597 void StatusNotifierItemFactory::connectToSnw() Invalid interface to SNW_SERVICE

Using v 2,6,4 on linux mint 18

Cheers
Andy


Title: Re: error message on launch
Post by: Cereberus on January 28, 2017, 01:36:23 PM
Hi,
I'm getting this error when I launch electrum. The window opens fine and all seems to work but can anyone tell me what;s wrong?

andy@HP ~ $ electrum
"sni-qt/27117" WARN  17:17:58.597 void StatusNotifierItemFactory::connectToSnw() Invalid interface to SNW_SERVICE

Using v 2,6,4 on linux mint 18

Cheers
Andy

Go to Electrum folder and click on the icon that says Electrum, when asked if you want to run ,display, or open in terminal, click RUN. That fixed this bug for me, in fact this is the only way I can open Electrum on Linux Mint 18 same version as yours.

When I click on Internet-Electrum Application nothing happens, when I do as described above always it works. Maybe it's just me, but give it a try , if you have the latest correct version of python installed should work 100%.


Title: Re: error message on launch
Post by: yambub on January 29, 2017, 11:27:38 PM
Hi thanks for replying.

I can't even find the folder! I tried putting it on the desktop (via right click), and all the other places it could show, but none of them let me get to where the actual app is, and search finds nothing, which is odd because I have things with electrum in the name even on the desktop. Reminds me of windows! I'll have to spend more time with the system before I can do much. It's only been a week so far.

Still it works ok so not such a problem really. I just don't like error messages I dont understand cos usually they mean 'in 2 weeks I am going to render myself totally unusable cos you didn't attend to this, and I'll take your whole system with me.'.
Cheers
andy


Title: Re: error message on launch
Post by: Cereberus on January 30, 2017, 07:05:12 PM
Hi thanks for replying.

I can't even find the folder! I tried putting it on the desktop (via right click), and all the other places it could show, but none of them let me get to where the actual app is, and search finds nothing, which is odd because I have things with electrum in the name even on the desktop. Reminds me of windows! I'll have to spend more time with the system before I can do much. It's only been a week so far.

Still it works ok so not such a problem really. I just don't like error messages I dont understand cos usually they mean 'in 2 weeks I am going to render myself totally unusable cos you didn't attend to this, and I'll take your whole system with me.'.
Cheers
andy

http://i.imgur.com/esQc2d2.png

http://i.imgur.com/yh8fpvP.png

http://i.imgur.com/wXORQ4e.png

Picture 1. If you forget where you put it, redownload the file electrum 2.x.x latest version now and depack where you like.

Picture 2. List of files you should have after depacking it.

Picture 3. The file that you need to double click and when asked to run ,display or run in terminal, you should click run. Otherwise an alternative option should be go to this folder through your terminal and then type "electrum" and hit enter.

It should work by now. Hope this helps.


Title: Re: error message on launch
Post by: yambub on January 30, 2017, 09:09:47 PM

Picture 1. If you forget where you put it, redownload the file electrum 2.x.x latest version now and depack where you like.

Picture 2. List of files you should have after depacking it.

Picture 3. The file that you need to double click and when asked to run ,display or run in terminal, you should click run. Otherwise an alternative option should be go to this folder through your terminal and then type "electrum" and hit enter.

It should work by now. Hope this helps.

Thanks again I appreciate it. I found it eventually in python
https://s30.postimg.org/6tce876rh/Screenshot_from_2017_01_30_20_57_15.png (https://postimg.org/image/6tce876rh/)
but it doesn't look anything like yours! I wonder how long it will be before there's a distro package for it? It'll be a while before I can get familiar enough to do this installation stuff, with my current level of knowledge I will probably break stuff and I still have not managed to get a bootable clone set up. Once I have that, I'll feel braver!

Thanks a lot for your effort, it's very good of you.
Andy


Title: Re: error message on launch
Post by: kolloh on January 30, 2017, 09:49:22 PM
The files you listed looked to be library files and not the fully installation of Electrum.

I'd personally recommend that you download the latest version from Electrum's website rather than using the older version you listed. You can download it from https://electrum.org/#download

The website actually has some easy installation directions that can be used to install Electrum via pip on Linux distributions. Alternatively, you can follows the Linux steps under "Installation from Python sources" which should be pretty straightforward and just requires untarring the archive.

If you have any questions, let us know!


Title: Re: error message on launch
Post by: yambub on February 03, 2017, 12:06:24 AM
Hi again, I followed the pip instructions and got the latest version. It removed the old one too so that's good. I still get the same error message though. Maybe it doesn't matter, I don't usually launch things from the command line so for all I know that happens a lot!

Anyway, I am learning it all slowly, thanks for your help.

In future, can I update it / check for updates the same way as with sudo apt-get update and upgrade? I mean with pip?

Andy


Title: Re: error message on launch
Post by: kolloh on February 03, 2017, 03:11:53 AM
In future, can I update it / check for updates the same way as with sudo apt-get update and upgrade? I mean with pip?

To upgrade in the future, you should be able to just download the new version and then run the pip install command with the new package.


Title: Re: error message on launch
Post by: yambub on February 03, 2017, 07:38:40 PM
Thanks a lot, sounds good.
Andy