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Installing ProM6 on linux

edited January 2014 in - Usage
I've read the tutorial on "how to install" ProM6 on linux, but at least for a newbie like me they were too general. (Like, just decompress and run).
I tried running the jar file "java -jar ProM63.jar"

It prints:
tw@potatOS:~/prom-6.3-all-platforms$ java -jar ProM63.jar Exception in thread "main" java.awt.HeadlessException
at java.awt.GraphicsEnvironment.checkHeadless(
at java.awt.Window.<init>(
at java.awt.Frame.<init>(
at java.awt.Frame.<init>(
at javax.swing.JFrame.<init>(
at org.processmining.contexts.uitopia.packagemanager.PMFrame.<init>(
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(
at java.lang.Class.newInstance(
at org.processmining.framework.boot.Boot.boot(
at org.processmining.contexts.uitopia.UI.main(

Any help on how to fix this? (maybe a tutorial for future newbies like me)

Edit jbuijs: moved to correct category


  • Hi 'twolf',

    welcome to the forum!

    This issue is not directly ProM related but more a Linux thing.
    Prom creates a graphical user interface. However, the way you start ProM is via a 'headless' linux environment, ie without a graphical user interface.
    ProM can only be run interactively when you have some graphical user interface loaded in linux.

    I'm not very familiar with LInux but I hope this sets you in the right direction to search for a solution.
    Joos Buijs

    Senior Data Scientist and process mining expert at APG (Dutch pension fund executor).
    Previously Assistant Professor in Process Mining at Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Well, I did a full clean install of my distro, and installed java again, and now seems to be running just fine (just java -jar ProM63.jar).
    If you could close this topic it would be greatly appreciated.
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