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Most recently, I get the following error after executing mist:

CONNECT to IPC PATH: /home/santi/.ethereum/geth.ipc
CONNECT to IPC PATH: /home/santi/.ethereum/geth.ipc
NODECONNECTOR ERROR { [Error: connect ECONNREFUSED
/home/santi/.ethereum/geth.ipc]
  code: 'ECONNREFUSED',
  errno: 'ECONNREFUSED',
  syscall: 'connect',
  address: '/home/santi/.ethereum/geth.ipc' }
Node type:  geth
Network:  main
Start node from /usr/share/mist/resources/node/geth/geth
Stopping nodes...
Starting geth node...
UNCAUGHT EXCEPTION { [Error: spawn EACCES] code: 'EACCES', errno:
'EACCES', syscall: 'spawn' }
Stopping nodes...

In my laptop works just executing mist without the need of executing geth first... any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

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    Possible causes are permission or the port availability. – niksmac Feb 26 '16 at 14:39
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Executable flag

You have to make the node executable, so mist can run it. Try:

sudo chmod a+x /usr/share/mist/resources/node/geth/geth 

Run geth manually

You can also install an run geth manually and after that running mist will allow mist to connect to the running geth instance.

geth --ipcpath=~/.ethereum/geth.ipc

If you don't know how to install geth on your system, you could simply symlink it to your $PATH, like:

sudo chmod a+x /usr/share/mist/resources/node/geth/geth 
sudo ln -s /usr/share/mist/resources/node/geth/geth /usr/bin/geth

This allows you to execute geth directly. Also see this discussion for using system wide geht installation first.

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Mist opens only with geth running on the background

  • I think qwe was trying to say that the error was caused by geth not running in the background while mist is open. However, it should be worded a lot better. – Hudson Jameson Mar 16 '16 at 4:17
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I had the same problem. I had to set exec rights on geth. Execute this once and try again:

sudo chmod +x /usr/share/mist/resources/node/geth/geth

  • Why does that get downvoted? It's a simple but correct answer. – Waqar Lim Mar 7 '16 at 10:25

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