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Does thinkorswim work on Fedora 27?

asked 2017-12-22 14:59:40 -0600

wallyk gravatar image

The installer seems to run okay, but when ran, nothing seems to happen. There is a process apparently running it, but it seems to be waiting for something.


[wally@localhost ~]$ Downloads/ 
Starting Installer ...
This will install thinkorswim on your computer.
OK [o, Enter], Cancel [c]
Please select your account provider
TD Ameritrade [1, Enter], Investools [2], TD Direct Investing [3], Asia [4]
Please read the following License Agreement. ... blah blah blah
<html>I acknowledge, continue with installation.</html> [1], I do not agree; cancel installation. [2, Enter]
For which users shall thinkorswim be installed?
Install for all users of this machine [1, Enter], Install only for the current user [2]
Where should thinkorswim be installed?

How shall thinkorswim be displayed on your system?
Desktop integration
Create desktop icon?
Yes [y, Enter], No [n]
Extracting files ...

Setup has finished installing thinkorswim on your computer.
Run thinkorswim?
Yes [y, Enter], No [n]
Finishing installation ...
[wally@localhost ~]$

And the underwhelming results of running it is:

[wally@localhost ~]$ thinkorswim/thinkorswim 
[wally@localhost ~]$

I saw that someone got it running on Fedora 20. But I don't really need to run Fedora 20 to make it work, do I?

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answered 2018-07-28 13:28:36 -0600

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updated 2018-07-28 20:11:38 -0600

I'm running thinkorswim on Fedora 28* but past the point** where you've shown, I had to modify the thinkorswim shell script -- see below (line 4):


# Uncomment the following line to override the JVM search sequence
# Uncomment the following line to add additional VM parameters

* I'd think it would also work fine on 27 and other versions and linux variants too as long as the correct version of Java is intalled.

** As of 28 July 2018, the install from the thinkorswim client installer website didn't work -- error shown below -- and I contacted TD Ameritrade for an older version.

[mdl@localhost Downloads]$ sh 

gzip: sfx_archive.tar.gz: not in gzip format

I am sorry, but the installer file seems to be corrupted.
If you downloaded that file please try it again. If you
transfer that file with ftp please make sure that you are
using binary mode.
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Excellent! I can now see something starting. Alas, it needs to be in a larger font. See this question.

wallyk gravatar imagewallyk ( 2018-07-29 14:52:24 -0600 )edit

answered 2017-12-23 14:13:16 -0600

stevejb gravatar image

Yeah Thinkorswim works fine. You have to use Oracle Jre for javafx . I have had hit or miss success with open jfx. The last time I tried open source java i kept getting memory leaks. It runs just fine with oracle jre though.

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Thanks for confirming it is possible.

wallyk gravatar imagewallyk ( 2017-12-26 19:47:51 -0600 )edit

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