Jabref problem in Linux Mint Lisa

ad2012
2012-02-26
2012-11-08
  • ad2012

    ad2012 - 2012-02-26

    I installed Jabref from the official repositories via aptitude, and I also
    download the jar file from this page.
    I am working with Linux Mint Lisa 64 bits.
    I read the FAQ and I did not find a solution.

    The problem: when I open either Jabref or the jar file I find an empty plain
    grey screen.

    Java version:

    update-java-alternatives --list
    java-6-sun 63 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun
    

    Terminal messages:

    alfredo@alfredo-laptop ~ $ /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/java -jar ~/Downloads/JabRef-2.7.2_01.jar 
    Feb 26, 2012 10:33:51 AM net.sf.jabref.plugin.PluginCore initialize
    INFO: Found 2 plugin(s):
      - net.sf.jabref.core (jar:file:/home/alfredo/Downloads/JabRef-2.7.2_01.jar!/plugins/net.sf.jabref.core/plugin.xml)
      - net.sf.jabref.export.misq (jar:file:/home/alfredo/Downloads/JabRef-2.7.2_01.jar!/plugins/net.sf.jabref.export.misq/plugin.xml)
    alfredo@alfredo-laptop ~ $ jabref 
    log4j:WARN No appenders could be found for logger (org.java.plugin.ObjectFactory).
    log4j:WARN Please initialize the log4j system properly.
    Feb 26, 2012 10:34:30 AM net.sf.jabref.plugin.PluginCore initialize
    INFO: Found 2 plugin(s):
      - net.sf.jabref.core (jar:file:/usr/share/jabref/JabRef-2.7b.jar!/plugins/net.sf.jabref.core/plugin.xml)
      - net.sf.jabref.export.misq (jar:file:/usr/share/jabref/JabRef-2.7b.jar!/plugins/net.sf.jabref.export.misq/plugin.xml)
    Feb 26, 2012 10:34:32 AM net.sf.jabref.Globals logger
    INFO: Could not get key binding for "Resolve duplicate BibTeX keys"
    

    Thank you for your help. For years, JabRef have been an essential tool for my
    academic work.

     
  • ad2012

    ad2012 - 2012-02-26

    I find a solution:

    I change my java environment with:

    sudo update-alternatives --config java
    

    from

    java-6-sun/jre
    

    to

    java-7-openjdk-amd64
    

    Right now, JabRef is working all right.

     
  • Morten Omholt Alver

    Are you using Compiz? This sounds like an old bug where Java applications
    wouldn't display anythink when running under Compiz. However, I expected this
    bug to be fixed in recent Java versions, since the issue appeared years ago.
    There was a workaround for it, but if the OpenJDK works for you perhaps there
    is not need?

     

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