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Mono won't start KeePass from my flash drive

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:12 am
by ithinktfiam
I converted an ancient laptop to Mint for basic browser things. That means I want to run my KeePass portable from my flashdrive. It's supposed to start up in Mono. At least that's the claim.

When look at the exe, it shows as a Windows app and the startup defaults to Mono. I can quickly see a window appear and disappear. I then right click to force it to use Mono and the same thing happens. I'm not getting an error, just the brief, less than a second, appearance of a blank window and then it goes away.

What do I need to check to see if Mono is running ok and figure out why KP won't run in it?

Re: Mono won't start KeePass from my flash drive

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:48 am
by Chemical_Ali
I can't answer your question regarding mono. Maybe you can run Keepass from the terminal to see what it spits out.

Or, maybe you can try KeePassXC, which available for all platforms, and does not require mono.

https://keepassxc.org

Re: Mono won't start KeePass from my flash drive

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:34 am
by JoeFootball
I also believe that KeePassX (different from KeePassXC) is available in the repositories.

Joe

Re: Mono won't start KeePass from my flash drive

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:20 pm
by ithinktfiam
X seems to have a very old version. XC seems a little more current, but why should I try a different KP when the original works well on another platform? I might test it, but if Mint folks don't have any suggestions, I'll see if the KP folks know anything. Just figured it was Mint problem because of Mono not running properly.

In addition, terminal? My understanding is that Mono exists as an emulator to run Windows applications.

Re: Mono won't start KeePass from my flash drive

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:44 am
by M_Mynaardt
Did you try running it through WINE?
That might work.

Re: Mono won't start KeePass from my flash drive

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:59 pm
by wgr
Running KeepassX 2.02 installed on Mint 18.0 Xfce. Runs fine - never had any issues. I've never tried to run from flash drive in Linux.

Re: Mono won't start KeePass from my flash drive

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:57 pm
by ithinktfiam
KP is now on 2.36. What works in 2.02 isn't relevant. In addition, I'm trying it on flash because the install didn't work.

I don't know about Wine. Saw a reference to Mono on the KP site and there's a menu item for Mono in Mint. I'll look up Wine and give it a try.

Re: Mono won't start KeePass from my flash drive

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:42 am
by M_Mynaardt
I could be wrong, but I thought you were talking about running KeePass using the (Windows) PortableApps launcher.

If that is the case, then using WINE should be the best solution.