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I'm trying to sync my Tomboy notes between my desktop (Mint9) and my laptop (Windows Vista). I have ubuntu one on both machines and tomboy notes on both machines. The issue comes in when I try to sync the tomboy on my windows machine. I go through the whole process and when I click the "Add this computer" button, I get this error message in my browser window:

Unable to connect

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost:8001.

*   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
      moments.

*   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
      connection.

*   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
      that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

I'm not having any issues with syncing files, just tomboy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Dec 10 '11 at 16:13

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Have you tried restarting Tomboy and trying again? –  Sandy Jan 19 '11 at 2:28
    
In case mods here decide this isn't appropriate for askubuntu (it is, after all, a Windows-only issue with Tomboy, which is not maintained by Ubuntu), feel free to file a bug in GNOME bugzilla, drop into #tomboy in GNOME IRC, or mail the tomboy-list. –  Sandy Jan 19 '11 at 4:13

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This looks to me like a problem in Tomboy, whose code for running the local webserver on port 8001 (needed to be called back when authentication is done on the U1 server), so I guess it's something in C#/Mono/.NET that works differently on Windows than on Linux.

Are you running MS's .NET or Mono? If you know how, would it be possible to run tomboy with Mono virtual machine instead of MS's?

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Tomboy uses .NET on Windows, not Mono. But we bundle Mono's implementation of that stack. We typically test on Windows 7, not Vista. I'll poke around and see if there are any reported issues with this, as it sounds vaguely familiar. –  Sandy Jan 19 '11 at 2:27
    
Couldn't find anything in bugzilla or in my IRC logs, sorry. This doesn't appear to be a known issue. –  Sandy Jan 19 '11 at 2:32
    
Lastly, don't bother trying to run Tomboy on Windows with Mono instead of .NET. That's not a supported scenario, should fail in several respects, and almost definitely wouldn't solve this particular bug. –  Sandy Jan 19 '11 at 2:34
    
Thanks for all the replies. I can query at bugzilla also, if that would be a better venue. I'm not a real techie and couldn't figure out if it was an Ubuntu one issue (since it's while trying to sync) or a Windows Vista issue or a Tomboy issue. I'm only computer savvy enough to make myself dangerous to myself. –  user9142 Jan 21 '11 at 16:56