Since i upgraded to kubuntu 14.04, my Eclipse crashes at different situations. Mostly i can "simulate" it when going to project properties and press ok. Then it always crashes.

My system:


My Java:

java version "1.8.0_05"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_05-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.5-b02, mixed mode)

My ADT Version:

Android Development Toolkit

I already tried to add this in adt-bundle-linux-x86_64/eclipse/configuration/configuration.ini



# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#  SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007fe049eb1718, pid=5964, tid=140601811232512
# JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (8.0_05-b13) (build 1.8.0_05-b13)
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (25.5-b02 mixed mode linux-amd64 compressed oops)
# Problematic frame:
# C  [libgobject-2.0.so.0+0x19718]  g_object_get_qdata+0x18
# Core dump written. Default location: /home/maddin/core or core.5964
# An error report file with more information is saved as:
# /home/maddin/hs_err_pid5964.log
Compiled method (nm)   28866 4166     n 0       org.eclipse.swt.internal.gtk.OS::_g_object_get_qdata (native)
 total in heap  [0x00007fe051da6790,0x00007fe051da6af0] = 864
 relocation     [0x00007fe051da68b0,0x00007fe051da68f8] = 72
 main code      [0x00007fe051da6900,0x00007fe051da6ae8] = 488
 oops           [0x00007fe051da6ae8,0x00007fe051da6af0] = 8
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
#   http://bugreport.sun.com/bugreport/crash.jsp
# The crash happened outside the Java Virtual Machine in native code.
# See problematic frame for where to report the bug.

Now, as soon as i change SystemSettings -> Application Apperance -> GTK -> GTKn-Design to something else but "oxygen-gtk" this crash doesn't happen anymore.

But the application appearance also is ugly. Beside that i get a lot of errors/warnings like that:

(SWT:6148): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_closure_add_invalidate_notifier: assertion 'closure->n_inotifiers < CLOSURE_MAX_N_INOTIFIERS' failed 

or other GTK warnings from the particular design, not having theme-engine.

Which actually doesn't cause any crahs it seems so far.

So i have 3 options:

  • accept crashes
  • accept warnings (maybe the best choice)
  • accept ugly design

What can i do to solve this issue without changing the design settings?

  • Sad, nobody even answers. Cant believe i am the only one having this issue. Aug 31, 2014 at 19:41
  • You are in no way the only one. You just saved me lots of nerves as no other tip helped. But now I am stuck with the ugly UI as you are...
    – zmilojko
    Sep 12, 2014 at 15:02
  • One tip: you can decrease the font. Makes it a bit less ugly.
    – zmilojko
    Sep 12, 2014 at 15:11
  • @zm did it already ;) Sep 12, 2014 at 15:13

2 Answers 2


You've hit the following bug that is not fixed yet: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=736323 .


  1. Find your GTK2 theme config file. For Oxygen it is /usr/share/themes/oxygen-gtk/gtk-2.0/gtkrc.
  2. Edit the theme config file (as root): change GtkComboBox::appears-as-list from 1 to 0.
  • This made Comsol Multiphysics stop crashing on Kubuntu 14.04. Mar 18, 2015 at 11:25
  • This is still an issue with 14.04... even in 2016. Thanks for the quick-fix.
    – david1024
    Jun 8, 2016 at 18:01
  • Nice, this this a general fix for numerous Java GTK2 programs; in my case the Android SDK and AVD Managers were constantly crashing Sep 28, 2018 at 14:22

Had the issue with Tizen SDK (java) and it worked after I changed default GtK+ themekde-gtk-theme

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