Eclipse 3.5 hangs on splash 'loading workbench'

Asked by Martijn_Hoekstra on 2010-09-23

When trying to start eclipse, the splash screen hangs on 'loading workbench'.
Eclipse Galileo on Maverick
Reconfiguring and reinstalling the Eclipse package didn't work.

Can I possibly clear a workbench file or something?

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2010-09-23
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2010-09-23

Log a bug, the packages in maverick are still beta. Maveric is NOT ready and NOT stable. What did you expect....

Since the eclipse package hadn't changed, and depends only on java, I expected it to work. I doubt this is actually a bug, it's been a while since I used eclipse, and I doubt this is actually a bug but rather a problem with my local profile, ill see if removing my local profile will help

Benjamin Drung (bdrung) said : #3

If you want to get rid of the configuration remove or rename ~/.eclipse (Note: All additional plugins will be gone).

Please make sure that you don't have old xulrunner packages installed (xulrunner-1.9.2 should be sufficient).

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 2:16 AM, Benjamin Drung
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> Your question #126552 on eclipse in ubuntu changed:
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> Benjamin Drung posted a new comment:
> If you want to get rid of the configuration remove or rename ~/.eclipse
> (Note: All additional plugins will be gone).
>
> Please make sure that you don't have old xulrunner packages installed
> (xulrunner-1.9.2 should be sufficient).
>
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Benjamin,
Removing an old xulrunner package resolved this problem for me.