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Can't Preview reports on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [message #1240628] Thu, 06 February 2014 21:44
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Just installed a fresh /eclipse-reporting-kepler-SR1-linux-gtk-x86_64
from the downloads on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

While the Welcome screen, Help contents, and displaying a html page in
the internal browser works, But if I try to run or preview new (blank)
BIRT report design I get

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

I have spent over a day fiddling with various combinations of xulrunner
versions and the many Eclipse program properties like:


I can modify the error if I use the


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 can also use the Report Design.Preview.Always Use External Browsers
user preference to get around my failure to Run reports with the
internal browser by running on external browsers - but have not found a
way to get the preview to work.

Anyone running eclipse-reporting-kepler-SR1 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit
that has got this to work?

==== Details ====
Machine -arch

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

java.library.path=/usr/java/packages/lib/amd64:/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/jni:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu:/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu:/usr/lib/jni:/lib:/usr/lib Runtime Environment


firefox --version
Mozilla Firefox 26.0

xulrunner -version
Mozilla XULRunner 26.0 - 20131205075310

whereis xulrunner
xulrunner: /usr/bin/xulrunner /usr/lib/xulrunner /usr/bin/X11/xulrunner


thanks for any help,

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