Netbeans blank window

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If you're trying to run Netbeans on JDK 1.7 under some tiling manager, you can end up with grey blank screen. Here is how to fix it :)

It's because you're running non-reparenting window manager (eg. xmonad, aw, …) and JDK has list of non-reparenting managers hard-coded.

To run it properly you have to set window manager name by using
wmname
.

Installation on Gentoo:

emerge wmname

Installation on Debian/Ubuntu:

apt-get install suckless-tools

After successful installation just run:

wmname LG3D

Now you should be able to run Netbeans without any problem.

Source: https://awesome.naquadah.org/…ms_with_Java

Keywords: Java, Linux, Netbeans, Tiling manager, xmonad