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Cannot preview the report: XPCOM error [message #1386338] Mon, 16 June 2014 18:01 Go to next message
Young Song is currently offline Young SongFriend
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Registered: June 2014
Junior Member

I am fairly new to the BIRT project (just installed Eclipse/BIRT package last Friday) and was trying to go through tutorial.

I am going through similar phases of trial/error as described in this post.

I installed the Eclipse/BIRT in the following system spec:

- Linux Centos6.5
Kernel Linux 2.6.32-431.11.2.el6.x86_64

- Mozilla Firefox 24.5.0

Initially, when I tried to preview the report, I had an error saying

org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [Could not detect registered
XULRunner to use]
at org.eclipse.swt.SWT.error(

So, went and try to fiddle with eclipse.ini and added the following line:


Now this is after when I installed the following version of xulrunner:

Mozilla XULRunner 17.0.10 - 20131029213213

When I tried previewing the report again, I now get a following error:

org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: XPCOM error 0x80004005
at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Mozilla.error(
at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Mozilla.initXULRunner(
at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Mozilla.create(
at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Browser.<init>(
at ...

I have also went and changed some setting in Window->Preferences->Report Design->Preview to use external browsers.

At this point, I am not sure what else I need to do to get this thing work. Comments and advices here would be more than welcome.

Thank you,


[Updated on: Mon, 16 June 2014 18:54]

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Re: Cannot preview the report: XPCOM error [message #1388934 is a reply to message #1386338] Fri, 27 June 2014 05:35 Go to previous message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Have you gotten this working? What's you Eclipse version? You might look at this to see that you get a compatible version of XULRunner:


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