This is cc'ed to the jalview-discuss list, just in case anyone out there
has had/dealt with this problem already.
Jim edited what Daniel Rigden wrote:
I've just got a new machine, running (64 bit) Ubuntu 8.04, and I'd
like to get Jalview working on it. Unfortunately, both
[InstallAnywhere and webstart] methods fail for me.
I first tried install anywhere, including jre, but I get a series
of errors like 'Locking assertion failure'.
I got this when installing for the first time, and when subsequently
trying to run it.
On Web Start off the webpage, the Exception text goes like this
JNLPException[category: Download Error : Exception:
java.net.UnknownHostException: www.jalview.org : LaunchDesc: null ]
um. clear as mud. looks like www.jalview.org is not resolving for the
javaws program, which is pretty serious. I've seen this kind of thing
when the JNLP is broken - but both jalview.org and the ws-dev1 JNLP
files work fine on Sun java 4,5,and 6 javaws implementations.
I'm perfectly happy to use the command line. I installed openjdk and
pointed JAVA_HOME to /usr/lib/jvm/ [don't know if that's right]
Then I get
daniel@adenine:~/progs/jalview_cl$ java -Djava.ext.dirs=.
Java version: 1.6.0
amd64 Linux 2.6.24-19-generic
Jalview Version: Automated Build
Exception in thread "Thread-0" java.lang.NullPointerException
Exception in thread "main" java.awt.AWTError: Assistive Technology not
yuk. That looks like an issue with the installation of openJDK. I have
to admit, we have not had much luck at all with *any* non sun JVMs - did
you have a go with the sun 1.(4,5,6) JRE - particularly - try the 32bit
version ? (googling the java.awt.AWTError yielded a page which suggests
this isn't an openJDK issue though, so.. no idea - herer really).
I appear not to have BERYL installed (though it looks quite cool)
There are some more explicit guidlines which are Compiz/Beryl related...
but it might be something that helps this issue too (the issues are all
LookAndFeel related.. so...). You could give them a go and see what
happens - :
(this is a google-cached version of a blog entry that isn't accessible
I'll have an ask around to see if anyone else in the lab has a recent
ubuntu install. There may be some workarounds I can introduce into
jalview to get it going on your system... but until then, the floor is
open to you all at jalview-discuss !