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Re: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: Vassal not lau

Postby uckelman » January 30th, 2012, 3:10 am

Thus spake ronljacobsen:
> Here are the contents of the error log. I would not be surprised if the
> date on all this items is the date I switched to this computer.
>
> 12 Feb 2011 03:30:04.475 0 -- Starting
> 12 Feb 2011 03:30:04.475 0 -- OS Windows 7
> 12 Feb 2011 03:30:04.475 0 -- Java version 1.6.0_20
> 12 Feb 2011 03:30:04.475 0 -- VASSAL version 3.1.14
> 12 Feb 2011 03:30:04.490 0 -- Manager
> 12 Feb 2011 03:30:07.829 0 -- Loading module file
> C:\Users\ronjacobsen\Desktop\Vassal\MMWv5c.vmod
> 12 Feb 2011 03:30:07.829 0 -- Loading module Mr. Madison's war
> 12 Feb 2011 03:30:07.829 0 C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java -Xms256M
> -Xmx512M -DVASSAL.id=1 -Duser.home=C:\Users\ronjacobsen -cp
> lib\Vengine.jar VASSAL.launch.Player
> 12 Feb 2011 03:30:11.167 1 -- Mr. Madison's war version 05c
> 12 Feb 2011 03:30:11.167 1
>
> 12 Feb 2011 03:53:11.710 1 -- Exiting
> 12 Feb 2011 03:53:13.800 0 -- Exiting

That's not a fresh errorLog.

What happens if you try running VASSAL with an administrative account?

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Re: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: Vassal not lau

Postby uckelman » January 30th, 2012, 3:16 am

Thus spake ronljacobsen:
> Here are the contents of the error log. I would not be surprised if the
> date on all this items is the date I switched to this computer.
>


Also, what else is in that directory?

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Re: Vassal not launching

Postby ronljacobsen » January 30th, 2012, 3:58 am

I have to step away from my computer now, but I'll check back in tomorrow and follow any advice you have. Thanks for taking the time.

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Re: Vassal not launching

Postby ronljacobsen » January 30th, 2012, 4:01 am

Just noticed your last post. Besides the error log, there are files called:
key
lock
preferences

also folders called:
ext
plugins
and 27 temp.zip files.
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Re: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: Vassal not lau

Postby uckelman » January 30th, 2012, 4:17 am

Thus spake ronljacobsen:
> Just noticed your last post. Besides the error log, there are files
> called:
> key
> lock
> preferences
>
> also folders called:
> ext
> plugins
> and 27 temp.zip files.

Delete lock, and then try running VASSAL.

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Re: Vassal not launching

Postby ronljacobsen » January 30th, 2012, 4:51 am

Lock deleted. Vassal still does not launch. But I will try reloading it tomorrow and seeing if that makes a difference.
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Re: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: Vassal not lau

Postby uckelman » January 30th, 2012, 5:27 am

Thus spake ronljacobsen:
> Lock deleted. Vassal still does not launch. But I will try reloading
> it tomorrow and seeing if that makes a difference.

Check the errorLog again. Is it different now?

Try deleting the key file also.

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Re: Vassal not launching

Postby ronljacobsen » January 30th, 2012, 12:29 pm

Checked error log, deleted Key, tried launching Vassal (nothing again), then checked error log again. The error log never changed. Still the same set of entries dated Feb 12, 2011. Sigh.
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Re: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: Vassal not lau

Postby uckelman » January 30th, 2012, 5:18 pm

Thus spake ronljacobsen:
> Checked error log, deleted Key, tried launching Vassal (nothing again),
> then checked error log again. The error log never changed. Still the
> same set of entries dated Feb 12, 2011. Sigh.

Rename the directory where you found the errorLog. Then try running
VASSAL. Does that directory get recreated?

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Re: Vassal not launching

Postby ronljacobsen » January 30th, 2012, 5:33 pm

No, it does not. I renamed the directory containing the errorlog to notVASSAL. Then I tried to launch Vassal. Nothing happened and no new or recreated directory appeared.

I also restarted my computer this morning and the first thing I did was try to launch Vassal. It did not launch, but for what it is worth, the computer thought for about 3 seconds rather than less than a second before not launching.
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Re: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: Vassal not lau

Postby uckelman » January 31st, 2012, 5:55 pm

Thus spake ronljacobsen:
> No, it does not. I renamed the directory containing the errorlog to
> notVASSAL. Then I tried to launch Vassal. Nothing happened and no new
> or recreated directory appeared.

Are you willing to install and run a diagnostic build if I supply one?

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Re: Vassal not launching

Postby ronljacobsen » January 31st, 2012, 6:16 pm

Possibly, but what does that entail? This is a laptop that I use for work, so I am less willing to take risks with it than my personal desktop at home.
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Re: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: Vassal not lau

Postby uckelman » January 31st, 2012, 6:51 pm

Thus spake ronljacobsen:
> Possibly, but what does that entail? This is a laptop that I use for
> work, so I am less willing to take risks with it than my personal
> desktop at home.

It means installing a special build of VASSAL which will print some
diagnostic output to a terminal window, so we can see how far it's
getting when you start it.

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Re: Vassal not launching

Postby ronljacobsen » January 31st, 2012, 7:03 pm

Yeah, that sounds fine. Thanks.
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Re: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: Vassal not lau

Postby uckelman » February 1st, 2012, 2:17 am

Thus spake ronljacobsen:
> Yeah, that sounds fine. Thanks.
>

Try installing this build:

http://www.vassalengine.org/~uckelman/b ... indows.exe

Go to the directory where you installed it:

cd C:\Program Files\VASSAL-3.1.19-svn8026

(I'm not sure if this wil be the exact directory name, just have a look
to verify that it is.)

Then, from that directory:

java -cp lib/Vengine.jar VASSAL.launch.ModuleManager

A series of numbers should be printed in your terminal. These are line
numbers in ModuleManager.java, one of our source files. We'll be able to
use these to see how far execution gets when you try running the
diagnostic build.

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