ThinkorSwim on Ubuntu 15.04

I wrote a blog post about TOS, Ubuntu and 14.04 and based on traffic, there appears to be serious need for this issue. I have since upgraded to 15.04 and will probably upgrade to 15.10 here a few weeks.

Unfortunately, when I upgraded to 15.04, I’m no longer able to log into TOS. Has anybody had any success with 15.04 and TOS? If so please post a link in the comments and I will try do a write so everybody can figure this out, since Front running, Non Linux supporting TD Ameritrade has no interest in support there product.

ThinkorSwim on Ubuntu 14.04

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

cd ~
cd Downloads
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.