Error unable to start XMind in Linux

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Error unable to start XMind in Linux
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DanieBlog - When I installed XMind in Linux Mint, I encountered an error related to eclipse. Error unable to start XMind in Linux after installation. I installed the software correctly, but can not start it. After looking at the log error I thought I had found the cause.

Error unable to start XMind

If you can see the log file of XMind, you will see the log as below.

!SESSION 2018-03-14 16:29:05.549 -----------------------------------------------
eclipse.buildId=R3.6.52.201801312336
java.version=1.7.0_79
java.vendor=Oracle Corporation
BootLoader constants: OS=linux, ARCH=x86_64, WS=gtk, NL=en_US
Command-line arguments:  -os linux -ws gtk -arch x86_64 -data ../opt/xmind/XMind_amd64/workspace

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2018-03-14 16:29:06.033
!MESSAGE Application error
!STACK 1
java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unable to acquire application service. Ensure that the org.eclipse.core.runtime bundle is resolved and started (see config.ini).
	at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.start(EclipseAppLauncher.java:78)
	at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:380)
	at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:235)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
	at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:669)
	at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:608)
	at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:1515)
	at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.main(Main.java:1488)

The above log shows that the XMind application can not be started, because the workspace can not create a right way. At least I think so.

Fix error unable to start XMind in Linux

I wrote an article on how to install XMind 7.5 in Linux. In that article, I had said in part about having to edit the config file of XMind .ini it will fix error unable to start this software.

error-unable-to-start-xmind-in-linux Error unable to start XMind in Linux
Edit file XMind.ini to fix ‘error unable to start XMind in Linux’.
-configuration
/opt/xmind/XMind_amd64/./configuration
-data
/opt/xmind/XMind_amd64/../workspace
-startup
/opt/xmind/XMind_amd64/../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.100.v20150511-1540.jar
--launcher.library
/opt/xmind/XMind_amd64/../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.gtk.linux.x86_64_1.1.300.v20150602-1417
--launcher.defaultAction
openFile
-vmargs
-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8

You just need to edit the XMind.ini file located in /opt/xmind/XMind_amd64 or Your_install_folder/XMind_amd64.

As you can see above, you must add the path to where you installed the software into the configuration lines. Example in my file, it’s /opt/xmind/XMind_amd64/.

Conclusion

After you add the directory path to the config lines in the above file. You can try opening XMind and see how it works. I have successfully installed XMind this way on Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon.

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