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#1 hippietim

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:25 AM

The system is pretty clean - the only thing that's been installed on it is the bundle that came with the Fishman Triple Play.

 

Monkey runs and was able to update my JTV-69 firmware no problem.  Launching Workbench gives me this error:

 

An exception was caught.
 
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: cmn.l6java.utils.L6EmbeddedUtils.nativeHideSplash()V
App info: Variax Workbench 1.54 release - build 93 - Mon Mar 31 14:17:16 PDT 2008
Date: 12/20/13 1:11 PM
In thread: Thread[main,5,main]
OS: Mac OS X (10.9.1 i386)
Java VM Version: 1.6.0_65
 
Stack trace:
 
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: cmn.l6java.utils.L6EmbeddedUtils.nativeHideSplash()V
at cmn.l6java.utils.L6EmbeddedUtils.nativeHideSplash(Native Method)
at cmn.l6java.utils.L6EmbeddedUtils.HideLauncherSplash(L6EmbeddedUtils.java:39)
at line6editbase.app.L6EditorApp.Start(L6EditorApp.java:459)
at line6editbase.app.L6EditorApp.access$200(L6EditorApp.java:42)
at line6editbase.app.L6EditorApp$L6ELauncherBootstrap.OnLaunch(L6EditorApp.java:310)
at cmn.l6java.app.L6App.Launch(L6App.java:194)
 

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#2 stevekc

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:36 AM

 

Date: 12/20/13 1:11 PM

In thread: Thread[main,5,main]
OS: Mac OS X (10.9.1 i386)
Java VM Version: 1.6.0_65

 

I think its a problem when using Java 1.6.0_65 and OSX 10.9 Mavericks

 

Other users of apps that use Java 1.6.0_65 are reporting this too

 

https://discussions....725311#23725311


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:31 PM

Great company!  Love the products and the free updates, but not having Workbench or any software unavailable for Mavericks is dropping the ball.  Get on this guys!  Thanks!


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 12:33 PM

Great company!  Love the products and the free updates, but not having Workbench or any software unavailable for Mavericks is dropping the ball.  Get on this guys!  Thanks!

I agree with kakkoee!!!!


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:22 AM

Hi guys, has this situation been resolved. Java /

Mavericks? I have a JTV which hasn't worked since I bought it day before yesterday and my variax 500 can't be connected to Workbench anymore, pretty crap situation!


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 03:09 AM

I hear nothing good about Mavericks with respect to my DAW and plugins, not going near that.


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 04:49 AM

if you're trying to use an older generation 1 variax with any of the HD-X models it won't work.....

just FYI, it's not something that you can fix... they just aren't compatible.


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#8 stevekc

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 02:13 PM

On Mavericks - be sure you have changed your OSX GateKeeper to "Lower Security Settings"."

 

 

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14370

 

 

 

 

 

I hear nothing good about Mavericks with respect to my DAW and plugins, not going near that.

 

 

Agreed! I use OSX 10.8 for my Macs  - I have one Mac running  OSX 10.9 Mavericks as a "test bed" -and mostly to run latest FinalCut X for video editing.

 

But for Audio, there are countless reports of probelms for DAW/ Audio  / Mainstage users  - I suspect things will get worse for OSX Audio folks when Yosemite is released   

 

https://discussions....ue&q=Mavericks


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#9 zurdyo

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:49 AM

I have a Variax 700 and haven't used Workbench since installing Mavericks. I do for the first time today and just like the OP, I get the error:

 

An exception was caught.
 
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: cmn.l6java.utils.L6EmbeddedUtils.nativeHideSplash()V
App info: Variax Workbench 1.54 release - build 93 - Mon Mar 31 14:17:16 PDT 2008
Date: 8/2/14 1:44 PM
In thread: Thread[main,5,main]
OS: Mac OS X (10.9.2 i386)
Java VM Version: 1.6.0_65
 
Stack trace:
 
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: cmn.l6java.utils.L6EmbeddedUtils.nativeHideSplash()V
at cmn.l6java.utils.L6EmbeddedUtils.nativeHideSplash(Native Method)
at cmn.l6java.utils.L6EmbeddedUtils.HideLauncherSplash(L6EmbeddedUtils.java:39)
at line6editbase.app.L6EditorApp.Start(L6EditorApp.java:459)
at line6editbase.app.L6EditorApp.access$200(L6EditorApp.java:42)
at line6editbase.app.L6EditorApp$L6ELauncherBootstrap.OnLaunch(L6EditorApp.java:310)
at cmn.l6java.app.L6App.Launch(L6App.java:194)
 
 
 
Can't believe the first post is dated December 2013 and Line 6 hasn't done anything about it yet. 

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:29 AM

Workbench is no longer being updated... besides your problem is somewhere between mavericks and java and has nothing to do with Line6 other than that's where you see the symptoms of the problem.

 

perhaps try at least getting the latest version of java... other than that... i'm not a mavericks or java expert although i'm familiar with both.

 

 

I have a Variax 700 and haven't used Workbench since installing Mavericks. I do for the first time today and just like the OP, I get the error:

 

 
 
 
Can't believe the first post is dated December 2013 and Line 6 hasn't done anything about it yet. 

 


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#11 zurdyo

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:06 AM

Mmmmh, not sure I agree with you on this one. The issue may be due to Apple's newest OS or Oracle's newer versions of Java, but if Line 6 chooses to stop updating a software, then it's just a matter of time before it stops working with newer versions of OS's et al. So ultimately it's on Line 6.

 

No idea why they stopped updating Workbench or why older Variax models don't work with Workbench HD, other than wanting to induce users to upgrade their Variax guitars. To me this just makes me want to sell my Line 6 product and not buy one ever again. 


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:22 AM

they stopped producing the older variaxes long ago... and stopped updating the older variaxes as well...

 

the java language is independent of the operating system... shouldn't be any need to further update the software...

apple however is a closed OS, and they make changes sometimes that can interfere with Java in the name of security... breaking older programs...

often times they can be fixed by someone that knows how to do some terminal commands etc...

but your error said you have some version of 1.6 java and the latest is some version of 1.7 so i'd start there.

 

i don't work for line6... but every manufacturer stops supporting their older products at some point...

the original variax guitars were released over a decade ago...  the final firmware update was released in 2006...

the final variax workbench was released in 2012

looks to me like they supported it pretty well over the years...

only thing that has changed is your operating system and java....

i'm not sure how you can come to any other conclusion other than those changes.... well.... they changed things.... in this case from working to not working.


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#13 zurdyo

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:10 AM

I get it, and made peace with the principle of technological obsolescence a long time ago. Yet, I see a Variax more as a guitar than a laptop. I understand that it's crammed with technology, yet it's still a musical instrument that I also have invested in making it closer to my playing style with the help of a luthier. This means that I cannot use the instrument at its full potential anymore. And whilst I'm ok with that in a laptop, I'm not ok with that in a guitar. 

 

That's why, as much as I love Line 6 products, I think I'm done with the Variax series. To me a guitar is forever and I'm afraid that's not compatible with the modern industry philosophy. 


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#14 TheRealZap

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:12 AM

it can be made to work very easily... will just take effort... there's even the possibility of a virtual machine using windows xp...

i had the original variax and i made a few changes... after the initial playtime wore off there wasnt alot of use for workbench....

plenty of options without it really... and once you set it up to your liking its something that many people would rarely use...

i use parralells with my mac... but you can also use bootcamp...

take the closed mac system out of the equation and it's likely a really simple deal to install workbench (it will install a working version of java)

in the end though... it is what it is...

if you ultimately dont want technology in your guitar... then the variax isn't for you....

if you value the features enough... then it's worth the effort.

 

I get it, and made peace with the principle of technological obsolescence a long time ago. Yet, I see a Variax more as a guitar than a laptop. I understand that it's crammed with technology, yet it's still a musical instrument that I also have invested in making it closer to my playing style with the help of a luthier. This means that I cannot use the instrument at its full potential anymore. And whilst I'm ok with that in a laptop, I'm not ok with that in a guitar. 

 

That's why, as much as I love Line 6 products, I think I'm done with the Variax series. To me a guitar is forever and I'm afraid that's not compatible with the modern industry philosophy. 


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#15 zurdyo

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:59 AM

I hear you and I'm probably not ready for a guitar that eventually becomes obsolete.

 

Thanks for the chat! :)


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