4. When you are going thru the wizard, install the thinkorswim software here: I believe that is the trick that worked for me, was to install the app into:
The installer should start the application for you.
The TOS small box will pop up and say that it is intalling updates. This seems to take a long time, like 5 minutes? So go do something else for a few. Then you should get login screen after a while.
When it’s time to shutdown and start from stratch use:
Note: If you find any discrepancies or tips please leave them in the comments. I will do my best to post them, as this blog post and the other Ubuntu / TOS get a lot of hits, there are people out there that need hits.
Thinkorswim needs Java7 to run. To install java7 on the machine:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
To install Thinkorswim:
Click “Install thinkdesktop” to download the thinkorswim installer to a directory on your PC.
After downloading open a shell and CD to the directory where you downloaded the installer.
At the prompt type: sh ./thinkorswim_installer.sh
Once I get the program installed I get a new error message. There is no proxy to chose from as it just comes up blank. I’m not doing any thing fancy with proxy or firewalls so this shouldn’t be an issue.
So if I getting a return message from the server then how can it be a 400 response code. Also I concerned that an organization such as TD Ameritrade isn’t using all https? I’m not an expert in this area but even my twitter bootstrap cdn’s are using https. (Of course I’m not but that’s a whole other story…)