Issue with IDE on chromebooks


#1

The first time I run a program, the webpage works. But then I make some edits, run it again, and I get the dreaded no application seems to be running here. Plus, when I run it it stops immediately. In the IDE I get this message at the top of the screen:

Could not get PID from process. The process seemed to not be running anymore.

Notice that I said this is happening on my crappy Chromebook. Can someone describe the issue to me(in plain English) and tell me what to do(also in plain English)?


#2

What are you using to run your application (Apache, NodeJS, Rails)? Do you see any error logs or information about why the process died? Check /var/log/ or the terminal where you ran it.


#3

I’m just using html and css. Apache, NodeJS, and Rails are way over my head.


#4

If you are doing just html/css then might I suggest you use preview instead of run? Does this help?


#5

That works. Thank you very much.