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I installed 12.04 xubuntu and latest eclipse. Java is also installed. path is set correctly. but there are two things strange to me.

  1. when I double click the eclipse executable, it says cannot find java;
  2. create a launcher on the desktop, it says the same thing as above;**

open a terminal, type eclipse, it will start eclipse without any error. type java in terminal also shows java is installed and available to the system.

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Did you install eclipse from the standard repository or standalone (downloading from it's site)? –  Anwar Shah Sep 17 '12 at 14:37
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I suspect you need to use update-alternatives to get the links to default locations in order. Your edits to .bashrc aren't applied unless you run in a terminal.

Alternately, you could make a bash script to run your bashrc and then eclipse and use that as your launcher target.

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Maybe this question is duplicated and the following link can help:

How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher?

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