I just finished upgrading my ubuntu

I had eclipse installed from terminal using apt-get install eclipse

Now I'm getting the following error

An error has occurred. See the log file /home/toluwanimi/.eclipse/org.eclipse.platform_3.7.0_155965261/configuration/1336830746877.log.

Please how do I go fix this

I've tried most of the fixes on this site but they don't seem to work for me

Here's the log

!SESSION 2012-05-12 14:52:26.563 -----------------------------------------------
java.vendor=Oracle Corporation
BootLoader constants: OS=linux, ARCH=x86_64, WS=gtk, NL=en_GB
Command-line arguments:  -os linux -ws gtk -arch x86_64

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2012-05-12 14:52:29.469
!MESSAGE Application error
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Could not load SWT library. Reasons:
        no swt-gtk-3740 in java.library.path
        no swt-gtk in java.library.path
        Can't load library: /home/toluwanimi/.swt/lib/linux/x86_64/libswt-gtk-3740.so
        Can't load library: /home/toluwanimi/.swt/lib/linux/x86_64/libswt-gtk.so

        at org.eclipse.swt.internal.Library.loadLibrary(Library.java:285)
        at org.eclipse.swt.internal.Library.loadLibrary(Library.java:194)
        at org.eclipse.swt.internal.C.<clinit>(C.java:21)
        at org.eclipse.swt.internal.Converter.wcsToMbcs(Converter.java:63)
        at org.eclipse.swt.internal.Converter.wcsToMbcs(Converter.java:54)
        at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.<clinit>(Display.java:132)
        at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.createDisplay(Workbench.java:695)
        at org.eclipse.ui.PlatformUI.createDisplay(PlatformUI.java:161)
        at org.eclipse.ui.internal.ide.application.IDEApplication.createDisplay(IDEApplication.java:153)
        at org.eclipse.ui.internal.ide.application.IDEApplication.start(IDEApplication.java:95)
        at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.app.EclipseAppHandle.run(EclipseAppHandle.java:196)
        at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.runApplication(EclipseAppLauncher.java:110)
        at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.start(EclipseAppLauncher.java:79)
        at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:344)
        at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:179)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
        at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:601)
        at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:622)
        at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:577)
        at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:1410)
        at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.main(Main.java1386)

have you installed different versions of java rather than 1.7.x? it may be confused to eclipse, just see this link to re-configure your java environment.

To fix, open up terminal and type

sudo update-alternatives --config java


In addition, I recommend install java and eclipse with self-extract files, it's easy to re-configure and can have multiple versions of them. Hope it helps.

  • thanks, I have 3 java alternatives - switching to another as the preferred on worked - Thanks all – Prosenik May 12 '12 at 15:01
  • yeah, also , keep in mind that you can put a 32bit jdk on 64 bit linux and also run the 32bit eclipse. that is what I do. of course, you have to fiddle with alternatives to make that work though. – djangofan May 12 '12 at 16:21
cd ~/.swt/lib/linux/x86_64
ln -s /usr/lib/jni/libswt-atk-gtk-3740.so
ln -s /usr/lib/jni/libswt-gtk-3740.so
ln -s /usr/lib/jni/libswt-pi-gtk-3740.so

I created three symlinks in the folder ~/.swt/lib/linux/x86_64

Now Eclipse is working.


Try with this command:

ln -s /usr/lib/jni/libswt-* ~/.swt/lib/linux/x86_64/ 
  • 1
    What is supposed to do this? – Lucio Sep 7 '13 at 19:12

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