Eclipse subclipse connector error just after 12.04 upgrade

I got the same error, the reason is Ubuntu also upgraded svn lib files which are incompatible with older subeclipse. There is a simple fix. Uninstall the old subeclipse and install the newest version.

Select Help->Install New Software

Select “What is already installed” link in the lower right area. Uninstall all the packages for the current subversion.

Repeat the same  Select Help->Install New Software and install the newest version from

I used following update link : Eclipse update site URL:

For installation instruction see following.

Manual eclipse Install on Ubuntu

Create a directory for eclipse.

~ $ mkdir  ~/opt

Download eclipse from

Open terminal and cd to the download directory.  Extract files, and move them to ~/opt directory.

~ $ tar -zxvf eclipse-java-indigo-SR1-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz && mv eclipse ~/opt

Create an entry in /usr/bin to launch eclipse.

~ $ sudo nano /usr/bin/eclipse 

Copy following lines, save and close the file.

export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME="/usr/lib/mozilla/"
export ECLIPSE_HOME="$HOME/opt/eclipse"

$ECLIPSE_HOME/eclipse $*

Make it executable

sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/eclipse

Type eclipse in terminal to run it.

~ $ eclipse

Create an launcher on desktop:

~ $ nano ~/Desktop/eclipse.desktop

Copy following lines.

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open

[Desktop Entry]

Save and close.

Failed to load JavaHL Library.

If you get following error in eclipse:

Failed to load JavaHL Library.
These are the errors that were encountered:
no libsvnjavahl-1 in java.library.path
no svnjavahl-1 in java.library.path
no svnjavahl in java.library.path
java.library.path = /usr/lib/jni/

Close eclipse and run following command on terminal.

sudo apt-get install libsvn-java

Edit eclipse.ini file.

sudo nano /usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse.ini

Add following two lines after -vmargs


save and close

If you are still getting the same error, this is because Ubuntu 11.10 in lagging in JavaHL version. If you install from Ubuntu 11.10 repository , it installs 1.6.x, although the newer version is 1.7.x . Simple solution would be to uninstall subversion 1.8.x from eclipse and install version 1.6.x.



Packages Names


Package Names

 SSH server openssh-server
 SSH client openssh-client
 Open JDK 6  openjdk-6-jdk

Remove Annoying Scroll bar in Ubuntu 11.10, 11.04 and Mint 11

I was really annoyed the wired scroll bar in Ubuntu and Mint, specially, when using eclipse. Found this quick fix. What it does it tell X11 to not to use overlayscroollbars.

Edit following file: /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars

 sudo nano /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars

Copy following line. Save and Exit.


Log off and Login back. You should see traditional scroll bar.


Install and Customize Eclipse on ubuntu

Install eclipse on Ubuntu. Open terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install eclipse

Two useful directories are:


Default plugin directory is:


Copy all the required plugins in this directory. If for some reason, plugins are not loaded, you might need to change permistion of the dropins directory. Try:

sudo chown -R user_name /usr/share/eclipse/dropins