Tux Guitar


Subject Can not start Tuxguitar under OSX 10.6

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Post: Feb 6th 2010 at 2:54 PM

I would like to try out Tuxguitar. But the installated version tuxguitar-1.2-macosx10.5cocoa-32.dmg doesn't start after the installation. I use a iMac (intel, 2006 late, 2 GHz) with actual snow leopard 10.6.
After I started Tuxguitar the start icon appears in the dock. But after a few seconds it goes away and I don't get messages.

What is wrong and what can I do? I remember it was the same unter OSX 10.4.

Thank you for your help.

Greetings Volker

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Post: Feb 8th 2010 at 10:51 AM

As default Mac OS X 10.6 works in 64 bit mode. it was the issue that made us provide two cocoa packages ( 32 / 64 )

So, did you tried the 64 bit package instead ??

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Post: Feb 12th 2010 at 5:53 PM


thank you for your tipp. I tryed the 64 Version and it runs.
Before I tryed it out I found a movi on youtube that describe the change in the java preference so you can run the 32 version.


But the new installation of the 64 version is better because it don't need a change of my configuration.

Thank you

By Volker

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Post: Feb 14th 2010 at 9:51 AM

/Volumes/TuxGuitar 1.2 Cocoa 64-bits Edition/Tuxguitar.app/Contents/MacOS/tuxguitar ; exit;
WOS:~ wossquee$ /Volumes/TuxGuitar 1.2 Cocoa 64-bits Edition/Tuxguitar.app/Contents/MacOS/tuxguitar ; exit;
2010-02-14 04:49:45.603 java[1115:1707] [Java CocoaComponent compatibility mode]: Enabled
2010-02-14 04:49:45.604 java[1115:1707] [Java CocoaComponent compatibility mode]: Setting timeout for SWT to 0.100000

It hangs on this when I open the 64 bit version in 10.6. Clicking on the app doesn't work either. 32 bit doesn't work, even with the flipping Java trick. Any ideas?

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Post: Oct 4th 2010 at 2:28 PM

The Mac OS X 10.5+ 64 bit LINK links to the download of the 32 bit. Maybe there's some mistake in the linking. Cause when i clicked the "Mac OSX 10.5+ Files (64 Bit version) " it gives me the 32 bit version.

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Post: Oct 16th 2010 at 6:23 AM

I got the same. It says the 64 bit file is missing, so it suggests the 32 bit file.

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