Last month i got a hold of Fedora 8 and upgraded my 7 installation. I’d heard about the IcedTea version of the JDK already installed in Fedora, so I decided to go ahead and install without updating to JDK 6. Much to my surprise, NetBeans won’t install with the following error
‘Assertion ‘c->xlib.lock’ failed.’ error.
and a lot more.
Changing to JDK 6 didn’t help either. NetBeans is the IDE, and not being able to use it outta the box just drove me nuts. In a hurry to use my system, i just re-installed Fedora 7 and went back to life as usual.
However, to all the folks who had also tried to install NetBeans 6 on Fedora, here is the solution to a problem that turns out to be from the JDK itself.
sed -i ‘s/XINERAMA/FAKEEXTN/g’ /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-sun-126.96.36.199/jre/lib/i386/xawt/libmawt.so
sed -i ‘s/XINERAMA/FAKEEXTN/g’ /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.00/jre/lib/i386/xawt/libmawt.so
Also for those of us who want NetBeans to work alongside the XGL destop effects, here’s the workaround
put into the script file of NetBeans this line: export AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit
Here’s the source
Now let the Fedora 8 games begin