Fedora 8 and NetBeans Problems

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.

For sun-java5-bin:
sed -i ‘s/XINERAMA/FAKEEXTN/g’ /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-sun-

For sun-java6-bin:
sed -i ‘s/XINERAMA/FAKEEXTN/g’ /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-

Got it from here

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