Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· russellengland

Netbeans dummy window?

Netbeans not starting? Getting a dummy window?

Open a terminal and try this

killall -9 java


There's a couple of quirks in Netbeans which seems to be a problem with OpenJDK.

Most irritating is being unable to copy and paste to/from a browser.

Installing Oracle Java 6 seems to solve the quirks

First run this which will create a package on your computer

Then install the package

Then edit netbeans.conf to use the Oracle Java 6

gksudo gedit ~/netbeans-7.1.1/etc/netbeans.conf 

Change to


And restart Netbeans