Russell Bateman Messages: 3268 Registered: July 2009 Location: Provo, Utah, USA
On 09/29/2012 10:16 PM, Rusi Mody wrote:
> I am trying to use eclipse 4.2 on linux/debian
> When I start it I get the eclipse juno splash screen and then a small
> window and nothing.
> Googling around I find
> - advise to upgrade to juno -- I am trying juno
> - advise to use some version of xulrunner which is not available any more
> The link suggested there is dead.
Most trouble with starting Eclipse of any version on any platform is
solve in making certain you've got a good JDK or JRE (I advise against
openJDK--go get a real Sun JDK from Oracle) that matches the bittedness
(32- or 64-bit) of the Eclipse you downloaded. Don't get Eclipse from
anywhere (like the Ubuntu Software Center) except eclipse.org. Also,
I had two eclipse installations: one with a bunch of plugins and one without.
When I deleted all the plugin jar and related files the non-working one started working.
Now how do I find the offending plugin(s)?
PS Sorry for the multi-posting -- I see its happening to others as well but have no idea what is triggering it