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06-30-09, 10:14 PM   #1
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Minion Problems/User FAQ (updated Aug 24)

This is a collection of information that I've gathered, relating to various problems currently plaguing Minion users.

Please remember, Minion is currently Beta quality software. There are known bugs!

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Windows
1) Minion refuses to launch! The installer worked, but when I try to start it, either nothing happens, or a program that is pretty clearly not minion appears!
2) When I go to http://minion.mmoui.com/ and click the "Download Beta" button, either nothing happens or it just simply doesn't work!
3) Whenever I try to install Minion, I get an error like "CreateProcess error=14001"!

OSX
1) Nearly all of my addons fail to install with "Internal Error!"

Linux
1) Simple overview
2) Updating fails, "FileNotFoundException: minion.jar"

General Information
1) Help, when I install an addon, it simply says "Internal Error!"
2) Grr! Minion detects addons improperly/installs addons I didn't have installed/does other funky things!
3) Minion installs, but simply doesn't work - I possibly clicked 'No' to the 'Give Minion permission to do this' dialog and need to reset my configuration.
4) I want to uninstall Minion!



Windows
1. Minion refuses to launch! The installer worked, but when I try to start it, either nothing happens, or a program that is pretty clearly not minion appears!

Explanation: Usually what happens in this case, is that another program has "taken over" the java application file extension (.jar), meaning that instead of Java trying to run Minion, another programs tries to work with the file. Things like winrar, 7zip, and Nokia PC Suite have been known to do this.

Fix:
Option A) Reinstall Java, from java.com. Click the big "Free Java Download" button and follow the instructions.

Option B) If A fails, uninstall every version of Java installed on the computer in question, and then try option A again. It is entirely possible to have multiple Java versions installed at once, which may or may not cause problems.

Workaround:
If none of the above has worked for you (or you need the java application files opened with another program), there is a simple workaround. Start notepad, by clicking "Start" "Run" and typing in "notepad". Copy/paste the following two lines into notepad:
@echo off
javaw -jar minion.jar
From here, select "File", "Save As". Be sure that the "File Type" at the bottom is set to "All Files". Then, save the file as "minion.bat" into the same place where you installed Minion. You should now be able to run Minion by double-clicking the new "minion" file, which has an icon that resembles two gears.

2. When I go to http://minion.mmoui.com/ and click the "Download Beta" button, either nothing happens or it just simply doesn't work!

This is caused by the Java plugin either not being installed into your web browser properly, or it simply not existing.

First: If you are experiencing this problem, try using a different web browser, if available. If you are using Firefox, try Internet Explorer. Note: if you install a new browser as a workaround, you'll need to reinstall Java to register the plugin with the new browser.

Second: Ensure you have Java installed. You can check to see if you have it installed by visiting this link. If the page says you do not have it installed, you can easily install by opening java.com and clicking the "Free Java Download" button.

Third: If you do have Java installed, but still cannot install Minion, try to reinstall Java, as outlined in the first question. The Java installation process registers a plugin with every browser installed on the system, which will then allow you to install Minion.

Workaround: If all of the above has failed, right-click and save this link to the desktop. Hold down shift, and right-click the file. Select "Open file with..." If you are presented with an entry called "Java Web Start" select that and press okay. If it doesn't, you need to browse to where ever Java is installed on your computer, commonly C:\Program Files\Java\. In here, you will either see one folder, or several. Select the "biggest numbered" folder you can see, and then the "bin" folder. You should then find "javaws.exe." Select it, and press okay. Press okay again to launch the Minion installer.

3. Whenever I try to install Minion, I get an error like "CreateProcess error=14001"!
This is because you do not have the "Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable" installed. Pick from the list below and install:

If you are unsure which to install, go with the first one. Once installed, your should be able to install Minion.



OSX

1. Nearly all of my addons fail to install with "Internal Error!"
This is a known issue. The developers are working to correct this problem and will be fixed in the next beta release. If you wish to know more please see Bug #244 on our bug tracker (requires registration).
** This should be fixed in the latest version.

Linux
1. Simple overview
Every linux-specific problem has related to simply being able to install and launch Minion, due to Java either not being installed, or it simply being too old. As long as Java is installed (consult your distribution wiki/forums/IRC channel for more information), Minion can be installed with a simple command:
This will download and run the Minion installer. /home/user/Minion is a good choice to install Minion to. Once installed, cd to the Minion installation directory, and run the following:
javaw -jar minion.jar
This will then launch minion.

2. Updating fails, "FileNotFoundException: minion.jar"
This is caused by updating after starting Minion in a "bad" way - which usually is simply double-clicking on the jar.

Open a terminal, change to the Minion directory, and then start minion from there. For example, if Minion is installed into /home/user/Minion:
Code:
[[email protected] ~]$ cd /home/user/Minion
[[email protected] Minion]$ java -jar minion.jar
Minion should then update properly.


GENERAL ISSUES
Help, when I install an addon, it simply says "Internal Error!"
There are numerous causes for this. Please either create a new thread here or file a new bug on the bug tracker, with your log file attached. Information on where to find your log file can be found here

Note: if the addon you are trying to update is packaged in the .rar format, Minion will fail. This is a known issue. Check to see if this is the case, please.

Grr! Minion detects addons improperly/installs addons I didn't have installed/does other funky things!
Please see and reply to this thread with the information asked for.

Minion installs, but simply doesn't work - I possibly clicked 'No' to the 'Give Minion permission to do this' dialog and need to reset my configuration.

Configuration data is kept in the same folder as the log file, which is detailed here. Simply delete the "config.xml" file and all of your settings will revert to defaults - allowing you to click "yes" to the security prompt.

Do not delete the entire folder. It contains your Minion modules.

I want to uninstall Minion!
This is actually pretty easy. All you need to do is delete two directories: the minion application directory, and the minion user directory.

The minion application directory is simply where ever you installed Minion to. The user directory depends on your operating system:

Windows: %APPDATA%\MMOUI\Minion\ (Yes, %APPDATA% can be typed into Explorer)
Linux: ~/.Minion/
Mac OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Minion/
Simply delete both directories and Minion is "gone." It does not use the registry or any file outside of the above directories.
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01-24-10, 01:11 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by ScytheBlade1 View Post

OSX

1. Nearly all of my addons fail to install with "Internal Error!"
This is a known issue. The developers are working to correct this problem and will be fixed in the next beta release. If you wish to know more please see Bug #244 on our bug tracker (requires registration).
** This should be fixed in the latest version.
Hi, does "** This should be fixed in the latest version." mean it should be fixed in the version available now, or fixed in the next upcoming version? I just installed Minion and I get the Internal Error on about half of the addons I have installed. (Example: Auctionator and Vuhdo both give me "Internal Error") If its the next update then I'll be patient and update manually, but if it should be fixed in the current one, then... I guess I should register on the bug tracker?

I'm on an iMac running snow leopard 10.6.1 if that makes a difference at all.
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02-02-10, 07:19 AM   #3
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Bug 244 is fixed in the current version. Minion runs rather happily on (my) Mac now.
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02-04-10, 05:06 AM   #4
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Minion shows me that i have to Update some AddOns.
But when i let them updating,then i have so much of Errors.
ImO Minion downgrade die AddOns?

Maybe a little fault in the programm or do i something wrong?
I dont know.


(sorry for my bad english ... -.-)
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06-04-10, 09:58 AM   #5
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Linux question

Not sure if this is the right MMOUI thread, but I seem to have a problem whenever I try to exit out of Minion. Whether I go to File > Exit or hit the X on the right-top corner, Minion will freeze (sometimes freezing most of my desktop as well) and the only way for me to get it to close is with a hard killall java command. Not even Ctrl+C in the terminal I opened it will work.

The command I use is here:

kill -9 `ps -ef|grep java|grep -v grep|awk '{print $2}'`

Is there a problem with the EXIT line in the code? Or is something in my system hanging it up?

I'm running 9.10 Karmic Koala and just updated the kernel today, I keep with all updates, Java is installed, etc. Minion works fine, it just doesn't want to close properly.

Thanks!
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06-30-10, 10:30 PM   #6
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I use Winrar and its pretty easy to just workaround the command, the notepad wont work with winrar.
1. Just right click on Minion.jar, go in to properties -> "Open with: winrar" click change. click browse go in to your Java folder, open jre6 - bin, then go down to javaw.exe and choose it. Click okey and you should be good.
2. Uninstall winrar, opens minion (it will work as soon as its uninstalled.) and then reinstall winrar and uncheck the box that say open file type ".jar" and from now on it will always open .jar with Java (unless you have more programs that opens .jar files)
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08-25-12, 02:36 PM   #7
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Just thought I'd mention this...
MMO Minion still doesn't work for me. (Hasn't for over a year or so.)
Figured I'll give it another shot, in case it's fixed.
It installs, but won't start.
Yes, I followed the instructions, and all it does is create one process after another.
I'm assuming this is still dead in the water.
Shame really, I used to like it.
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08-25-12, 04:50 PM   #8
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An admin has stated recently that the project for that has been stopped. They no longer work on it. So you're better off just manually updating addons until they decide to make another project or something. Or, you could use Curse Client to update addons from curse. But that would mean you wouldn't be using addons here anymore. Right now that's the only viable solutions I can find.
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08-25-12, 05:10 PM   #9
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Being a part of the zam network, it isn't so much lack of money as lack of priority, really.

There was more motivation back when the idea of having one updater with modules for the various addon sites was not yet dead, it appears to be now tough.

Testing the site, it seems to work fine with Java 6 and 32-bit, as it was originally designed for, hurray! Just wish it had filters, table sorting and so forth.
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08-03-13, 06:36 PM   #10
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Win 8 compatbility?

I've downloaded and installed it succesfull it refused to open. I've tried all the steps above including the .bat file. Any other suggestions, or does this not work in windows 8?
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08-03-13, 07:48 PM   #11
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As mentioned, this project is currently on the back-burner (or discontinued, one could say). As others have said above, it requires Java 6, which you will need to download and install.
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12-15-13, 05:19 AM   #12
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If this is dead.....

... why is there still a large button on http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/index.php?cid=23 to get it?

I don't wander the site very much - I have addons, I stick to them. Every 6-8 months I get bored, or WoW is down, and I surf here to find things. The very visible red button - the same size as teh pick of the week button - was not there the last time I clicked to randomly find out what's out there.

If it's dead, please stop advertising it.

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05-28-11, 09:30 PM   #13
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Info to add to sticky for at least OSX 10.6.7

Bought a new Mac mini with OSX 10.6.7. I installed Little Snitch (LS) (outgoing network blocking filter) and activated OSX firewall (incoming only). The install jnlp kept failing to d/l the install. This worked fine on the old Mac with OSX 10.4.11.

After several false tries. I disabled LS and the OSX firewall. D/L and install went fine. Ran Minion and all worked fine. Closed Minion and reactivated LS and firewall. Ran Minion and none of the addons would show updates and all kinds of connection errors in the Minion UI. Closed Minion and added it to LS and firewall manually for access and all worked fine.

So what is happening is the firewall and LS do not see this java app/applets accessing the network interface and therefore causing errors or non-install.

This may also be an issue with windows firewalls.

IMO this is a bug with possibly Minion not notifiying the system properly. Vuze is also a java app and the system sees it trying to activate on the network and notifies the user.

i.e. definately not the preferred way of installing but; turn off all network filters/firewalls to install and then give Minion access thru filters/firewalls after the install and restart your filters/firewalls.

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06-16-11, 10:55 PM   #14
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It seems my java installer can not make folders. I have tried regular install and get a "Access Is Denied" error. Without modules it works fine, but when i need to update IN the program it errors out.

Help!

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06-21-11, 05:41 AM   #15
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I just installed Minion on Debian 6.0 Squeeze and the interface starts up but shows <No Services Loaded> and <No Modulaes Loaded>? I have no idea what might be causing this.
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06-30-11, 08:45 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Verttex View Post
It seems my java installer can not make folders. I have tried regular install and get a "Access Is Denied" error. Without modules it works fine, but when i need to update IN the program it errors out.

Help!

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Any update on this?

The error is "java.io.IOExecption:Access Is Denied"
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07-16-11, 01:15 PM   #17
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Thumbs down Effectively dead

This project is effectively dead. There seems to be no activity by the devs on this forum and no support. They seem to have given up and perhaps they're all using Curse Client.
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09-08-11, 09:02 AM   #18
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My old machine died (and it worked there) so I reinstalled Minion... but it just fails at starting java.
I guess I'm back to updating manually.


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04-22-12, 10:14 AM   #19
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server have the flu this morning?

getting 404 errors for all my addons :/
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Originally Posted by Wyll View Post
server have the flu this morning?

getting 404 errors for all my addons :/
same here. somewhat relieved to know it's not just me!

Edit: All better now! Thanks!
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