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Originally posted by mrcheeks if you are not running sun , ibm or blackdown jdk then you figure what your problem is...
Are you saying that since he's using Eclipse he isn't even worthy to ask about a problem here?
Anyway, to troubleshoot this problem I would make sure the gtk library is up to date and also that eclipse and all the plugins it comes configured with can use the new 1.5 Java environment. I've heard that many haven't advanced past 1.4.x. You might try downgrading and see if this helps.
I solved the problem by deleting the java, javac and jar file in the /usr/bin directory and creating 3 links ,called java, javac and jar, to /usr/java/jdk"version number"/bin/javac,java,jar in /usr/bin.
Hope this helps.