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I'm not sure if I set this up properly. I want to start Eclipse CDT on my Ubuntu 8.04 install using X11 through VNC.

When I try to run eclipse through vnc viewer command line using ./eclipse it hangs for a few seconds then fails. No error message is output on the command line.

Is there a startup error log or some place I can look to find out what's happening? Or am I doing this wrong?

Ok I've verified that the problem is eclipse.

Is there some kind of version clash here?

desktop: ubuntu desktop 8.04 lts
kernel: 2.6.24-22-generic
CDT 7.0.2 for Eclipse Helios

When I do ./eclipse it just hangs for a few seconds and I get no error at all. I also don't know if there is a log file that would store startup errors. Is anyone familiar with this kind of problem?

My eclipse.ini is the default file with the -vm argument added,


I booted into my ubuntu 10 partition on my windows machine, did the exact same thing installing eclipse 3.6 helios with jre 1.6 and eclipse ran fine.

Right now I need to know how to get a description of the error that is occurring even though it is not output to the command line or ubuntu's system log /var/log/messages.

./eclipse just hangs and then returns to the command line

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If you want to make edits to your own post, you should log in, rather than submitting them anonymously. – nhinkle Apr 19 '11 at 0:24
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I know it's an old post, but I had the same sort of problem, and have found the error log in Eclipse/configuration/*.log files :

!MESSAGE Application error
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Cannot load 64-bit SWT libraries on 32-bit JVM
    at org.eclipse.swt.internal.Library.loadLibrary(
    at org.eclipse.swt.internal.Library.loadLibrary(
    at org.eclipse.swt.internal.C.<clinit>(

In my case I had not installed the x64 version of the JDK on the box.

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