I also have the "java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver" in Eclipse.
I have found many tips and discussions about jdbc in Eclipse, however none of them work so far. I keep reading about a jar file while the official website provides only a zip or tar file.
Does this have anything to do with it?
What I've tried so far:
sudo apt-get install libmysql-java.
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/ 's tar file, into /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/ext
I have no idea how to use a Classpath. But I copied what I could.