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Error Starting Eclipse [message #1773481] Thu, 28 September 2017 14:05 Go to next message
T J is currently offline T JFriend
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I am brand new to Eclipse and a super noob (apologies).

I have Java 9 and I downloaded Eclipse Oxygen.

I have not yet been able to open Eclipse. When I try to open it, it asks me to set a workspace. After I set the workspace, I get this message:

An error has occurred.
See the log file

I don't know how to open the log to view the error.

I also think it's strange to get an error when I have never even successfully opened and used Eclipse! Can anyone help?
Re: Error Starting Eclipse [message #1773491 is a reply to message #1773481] Thu, 28 September 2017 15:16 Go to previous message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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None of the released Eclipse versions work out-of-the-box with Java 9; those versions will come next month starting with Oxygen.1a. Follow these instructions to get the older version to work with Java 9: , or go back to Java 8 for now. You can use the -vm command line switch to force Eclipse to use a specific JVM executable. You can find more info that at .

(And a thanks to Ed Merks, whose original reply I'm mostly just copying and pasting here)

Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform

[Updated on: Thu, 28 September 2017 15:17]

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