[ Update: Now unkludged with a greatly improved hack:
comment out the (only) line
Now even more confused how sudo helped ]
I’ve been unable to run my beloved mind-mapping tool ‘freemind’ since upgrading my only 64-bit Linux box to Ubuntu 15.10.
I haven’t found the cause yet, but in trying to debug the problem, I’ve found a surprising workaround. At the command line, run the script as SuperUser:
$ sudo -uYourOwnUsername freemind &
It’s Java so I have no idea why this helps. It’s a really bad idea to use sudo when you don’t know why. It does however, on this occasion, seem to allow me to climb out of a rather deep whole I’ve dug. The problem persisted if I manually installed the latest Freemind. The Ubuntu version I’m using, 0.9, was OK before and works fine on my Raspberry Pi 2 and an older 32-bit Ubuntu, so I’m a bit suspicious of 64-bit Java.
I’ve clearly not had much trouble before as it was news to me that
$ DEBUG=1 freemind
dumps information about the Java environment.