Default OpenJDK 7 installed with Ubuntu 12.10 works fine. I have a few issues with a proprietary package I'm using and I need to test against Oracle's Java to see if it's specific to OpenJDK.
However, I cannot get Oracle's Java web start to work. The normal
java command using a jar file works fine. But anything using
javaws shows the splash screen and then does nothing. It even returns a 0 status code (success). No output, no errors, nothing. It just silently dies, even with
I have tried both 6 and 7 installer packages from
ppa:webupd8team/java, 32bit and 64bit binary installers of 6 from the sun website. At this point OpenJDK is completely uninstalled. Still nothing.
This happens with every jnlp I can get my hands on, including this proprietary package, minecraft, and the Oracle JOGL test.
How can I get useful output out of
javaws? Is there a log file somewhere?