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Old 02-04-2010, 04:03 AM   #1
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Question Eclipse Program arguments not editable in Fedora 11 x86_64


I have the following problem that I observe just at my Fedora 11 x86_64, not in my virtual Fedora 7 (32 bits), not in my colleague's Ubuntu (32 bits), not in Windows XP (32 bits).

The Eclipse works excellent except of possibility to set Program arguments (and VM arguments) - the feature that is unfortunately of key importance for me. Both the two fields are grey and overlap the buttons "Variables...". In other operating systems that I am working with these fields are white and writable and the buttons are below them.

- I didn't find similar problem in any discussion.
- The problem does not depend on java project (it occurs with all).
- The same problem does not depend on username, it is the same if Eclipse is started by root.
- I don't observe the problem in Fedora 7 and in Windows XP and my colelague does not observe it in Ubuntu even though in all these systems is the same version of Eclipse and the same projects.
- Versions of Java differ (we have 1.4 at Ubuntu and 1.5 at Fedora 7) but they are same (1.6) in my Fedora 11 and Windows XP.

Here is the relevant information:

Eclipse SDK (the latest available):
Version: 3.5.1
Build id: M20090917-0800

uname -a:
Linux msi #1 SMP Tue Jan 19 22:46:59 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linu

java -version:
java version "1.6.0_0"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.6) (fedora-30.b16.fc11-x86_64)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 14.0-b16, mixed mode)

ldd eclipse: => (0x00007fff4abff000) => /lib64/ (0x00000032e5800000) => /lib64/ (0x00000032e5400000) => /lib64/ (0x00000032e4c00000)
/lib64/ (0x00000032e4800000)

I have no idea what can cause the problem. Is there anybody who can help?

Old 02-15-2010, 06:48 AM   #2
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I have Fedora 12 and have no issues with that window at all.
Maybe you should upgrade to Fedora 12 or explore another possibility (graphics based issues).

Version: 3.5.1
Build id: M20090917-0800

Linux #1 SMP Mon Jan 18 19:52:07 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

java version "1.6.0_0"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.6) (fedora-33.b16.fc12-x86_64)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 14.0-b16, mixed mode)

ldd -v /usr/bin/eclipse
not a dynamic executable

I've attached my config as reported by Eclipse. Maybe you can run diff against your config.

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File Type: txt eclipse_config.txt (188.3 KB, 4 views)

Last edited by smoker; 02-15-2010 at 06:53 AM. Reason: more details
Old 02-16-2010, 06:53 AM   #3
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Many thanks, Alan

- it is very usful to compare the configurations!

Unfortunately, I have not found anything suspicious by comparing your configuration with both my two (at Fedora where I have the problem and at XP where it works well).

Except of it, I tried the following:
- to install Eclipse by yum (it resulted to "Fedora Eclipse" instead of "Galileo" but the behaviour was exactly the same)
- to update my Fedora 11 (but not to upgrade the version)
- to run Eclipse as root
- to change my workdir
- switch my Compiz off before starting Eclipse

...but nothing resolved my problem.

Actually I just have to believe that the upgrade to Fedora 12 will help. According to your experience I can expect it but I probably have to install from scratch to be sure. I mean, to backup everything then re-create my environment... I am not excited with this.

Just to illustrate the bug (maybe for other as well), I attach the scrennshot and my configuration.

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File Type: png Run_Configurations_Fedora11.png (85.4 KB, 3 views)
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File Type: txt eclipse_config_Vaclav.txt (106.4 KB, 2 views)


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