If you are running java apps based on swing (gui) under linux, you should be experiencing some problems, such as a “a completly blank window” or no components showing… This happens if you are using the desktop effects (even in the “Normal” level).
Common applications that I had problems:
- Apache JMeter
- Oracle SQLDeveloper
Ok, here is the simple fix: Add these 2 lines in the script that starts the application (sqldeveloper.sh for example).
export AWT_TOOLKIT="MToolkit" export HOSTNAME=localhost
Looks like the 1.6.1 jdk will have this fixed…