Like the title states, I can't run Netbeans or Eclipse. When I run Netbeans, I get what looks like the outline of the splash screen, then nothing. When I run Eclipse, I get this error:

JVM terminated. Exit code=1
-jar /usr/lib/eclipse//plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.0.dist.jar
-os linux
-ws gtk
-arch x86_64
-showsplash /usr/lib/eclipse//plugins/org.eclipse.platform_3.8.1.dist/splash.bmp
-launcher /usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse
-name Eclipse
--launcher.library /usr/lib/eclipse//plugins /   org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.gtk.linux.x86_64_1.1.200.dist/eclipse_1503.so
-startup /usr/lib/eclipse//plugins      /org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.0.dist.jar
-exitdata 250007
-vm /usr/bin/java
-jar /usr/lib/eclipse//plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.0.dist.jar 

My java installation:

java -version

openjdk version "9-internal"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 9-internal+0-2016-04-14-195246.buildd.src)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 9-internal+0-2016-04-14-195246.buildd.src, mixed mode)

What's most odd to me is that I can compile and run a simple program just fine using the command line tools provided.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling for openJDK, netbeans, and eclipse.


You are using JDK 9 which is still in development. Some command-line arguments/features from earlier JDKs are not (currently) present in Java 9. Try downgrading to JDK 8.

P.S.: Have you tried IntelliJ? It's my personal preference for an IDE.

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  • This would really be better suited as a comment. – You'reAGitForNotUsingGit Aug 31 '16 at 0:41
  • Yep, that did the trick. I uninstalled JDK 9 and set 8 as my current version. And yes, I've tried it. I use Webstorm at work pretty frequently and like it. There's a few reason I can't use IntelliJ for this though. I need Java EE, don't want to pay, and it's for a school group project so I can't really ask others to pay either. Thanks for the suggestion, though! – loganhuskins Aug 31 '16 at 0:45
  • @lgh You can send in a picture of your School ID and get IntelliJ U free for a year! :D – Aly Aug 31 '16 at 21:50
  • I've already used that up. It was a sweet, luxurious year. – loganhuskins Sep 1 '16 at 1:02
  • You can renew it with the new ID – Aly Sep 1 '16 at 2:35

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