It is clear that the TOS support desk is worthless when it comes linux and have no desire to work with any linux user. (I have emailed them twice with no response. Also there documentation still references ubuntu 12.10)
For those of us that have seen the future (but not everybody else has yet.) Here is a quick way to install TOS on to 14.04.
Assuming you have loaded
sudo sh ./thinkorswim_installer.sh
When the wizard comes up be sure to install into the following directory: /usr/local/bin “/thinkorswim” The wizard will add the tos folder. Also the wizard will open TOS for you and it should work. The problems that people seem to be having it is opening the application again. I had placed it in
/opt and when I went to open it again it would hang on updates. With this method I just cd into /usr/local/bin/thinkorswim and then
sudo sh ./thinkorswim
Obviously this isn’t perfect, but its up and running. As mentioned before TOS / TDameritrade doesn’t really care to much about linux users. (They are to busy front running your trades.) But maybe this will help someone. The full thread can be found here.