need help with Frostwire

Asked by Jeff Felberbaum on 2007-04-02

Have had continuing issues with Frostwire...

It worked for one session, I downloaded some music, then on my next try,
when I went to search for whatever it was, the item simply vanished from the
field where I typed it in, and no actual search took (takes) place.

I tried to register for their forum, but they never sent me a confirmation email, although they said I had successfully completed
my registration.

The whole app just crashed when I tried to click on the forum link.

Have uninstalled and reinstalled several times.

Thx

JF

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2007-04-07
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2007-04-06
Stu Hood (stuhood) said : #1

I would attempt to remove your Frostwire configuration files from your Home folder.

1. Open "Places > Home Folder"
2. Hit Ctrl+H (to toggle showing hidden files)
3. Delete the file/folder named ".frostwire" (or just move it somewhere else if you like)

Good luck!

Jeff Felberbaum (jmf2060) said : #2

Why? What will that do? Do you mean remove them as part of an
uninstall-reinstall?

Thx

JF

On 4/2/07, Stu Hood <email address hidden> wrote:
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> Your question #4548 on Ubuntu changed:
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> Stu Hood proposed the following answer:
> I would attempt to remove your Frostwire configuration files from your
> Home folder.
>
> 1. Open "Places > Home Folder"
> 2. Hit Ctrl+H (to toggle showing hidden files)
> 3. Delete the file/folder named ".frostwire" (or just move it somewhere
> else if you like)
>
> Good luck!
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Uninstalling Frostwire will not remove the configuration-files in ~/.frostwire or /home/yourusername/.frostwire

There might be some problems with the configuration, and by removing them Frostwire will generate a new default configuration when it is started next time. (it thinks you're running it for the first time when you do this)

I've also had more success with Frostwire when using the version of Java provided by Sun, like this:

  sudo aptitude install sun-java5-jre

..after doing that you can check that the correct version of Java will be used by doing:

  lars@ibmr52:~$ java -version
  java version "1.5.0"
  Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.5.0)
  Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0, mixed mode, sharing)

Note that you might not get something exactly like that printed, but it should be similar. I'm running the Frostwire provided as a .deb from the Frostwire site by the way.

Jeff Felberbaum (jmf2060) said : #4

Thanks for your help--the problem went away after two (!) reinstallations, but I think it had something to do with my external hard drive.

However, I still have no Frostwire icon in my list of applications, just a blank rectangle.

???

JF

Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) said : #5

For the icon, you can go into Alacarte (right click on the GNOME Menu and hit "edit menus") and right click on Frostwire, left click where it says "no icon" and pick one.

Best Jeff Felberbaum (jmf2060) said : #6

That's great Maco, for future reference???? The icon showed up again all by itself. So, UBUNTU linux is supposed to be STABLE??? And work "right out of the box?" I've never had so many software problems in more than 15 years of personal computing, and I've used Mac, Windows, and even counted on my fingers. Whatever. I still love it. Where else can I pretend to be a geek?

:>) JF

Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) said : #7

Jeff, Frostwire's not in the repos so I'm not sure how much it counts on that "stability rating." Anything installed from insert-random-part-of-internet-here doesn't really count.

Jeff Felberbaum (jmf2060) said : #8

that makes sense...that being said, any idea why FW won't shut down when I try and quit?
I have to do a restart to get it off my desktop...

JF