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I am using Kubuntu 10.10 and Eclipse Galileo and am trying to install the SDK. I am following the instructions provided at

The step where my Eclipse detects the plugin after installing fails i.e. After downloading and installing, when I click Window->Preferences, I am not able to see any android tab to the left.

Searched online, googled it, but am not able to find a solution. What do I do ?

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So you downloaded the Linux SDK from and unpacked it somewhere on your file system before you installed the Eclipse plugin ( Not trying to be pedantic, but there are a lot of instructions alongside the SDK and I want to know that we're talking about the same thing. Have you successfully installed Eclipse plugins in the past? Does the error log in Eclipse shed any light on the issue? – Amanda Mar 23 '11 at 12:33
@Amanda: Yes. I am following the same instructions. I encounter a problem in the 2nd step of "Configuring the ADT plugin", i.e. "Select Android from the left panel". Android does not appear on the left panel. I saw some screenshots online how it is supposed to appear, but that does not happen for me. For your 2nd question, No. I downloaded Eclipse only to get onto learning to develop Android apps and I have not installed any other plugin in the past. – Anirudh Mar 23 '11 at 13:47
@Anirudh, it sounds like you need help troubleshooting Eclipse first, which might be beyond the scope of this forum, unfortunately. – Amanda Mar 23 '11 at 13:55
@Al: I'm inclined to agree with JonnyP/Matthew Read given that the only tag the OP put on this question was "development" (and based on his follow-up comment). – eldarerathis Mar 23 '11 at 15:18
@Amanda, I even tried reinstalling Eclipse a few times. I am able to find the necessary plugins under "Installed Software". They are even upto date. But not able to find Android tab under Preferences... Frustrating... – Anirudh Mar 23 '11 at 16:21

Anirudh, This sounds super frustrating but I'm afraid that until you get Eclipse up and running we Android enthusiasts aren't going to be much help. I'd see if you can't get the folks on the Eclipse forums to help you get the plug in installed.

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Yeah, I got so frustrated that I installed the plugin in Netbeans, where I am much more comfortable and decided to overlook that problem with eclipse. – Anirudh Mar 26 '11 at 17:59

I recommend starting the process over again, and making sure you meet every requirement and hit every step. Don't skip anything.

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I went through every step thrice. Must be some problem with my distro itself (kubuntu). – Anirudh Mar 26 '11 at 17:58
That's really interesting. I'm sorry you're having so much trouble... try to update Eclipse, and make sure you have the Sun JDK. That's the one I've always made it a point to use, and the one Google recommends. If Eclipse is trying to use OpenJDK, that might be a problem. Other than that, has Eclipse successfully downloaded the ADT plugin? – Tasuret Mar 26 '11 at 19:15

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