Java – unable to start eclipse under java 1.8

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I am unable to start eclipse after a java 1.8 upgrade. the error screenshot is attached. Here's my eclipse configuration setting. how do I fix this?

-startup
plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.0.v20120522-1813.jar
--launcher.library
plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.win32.win32.x86_64_1.1.200.v20120522-1813
-product
org.eclipse.epp.package.jee.product
--launcher.defaultAction
openFile
--launcher.XXMaxPermSize
512M
-showsplash
org.eclipse.platform
--launcher.XXMaxPermSize
512m
--launcher.defaultAction
openFile
-vmargs
-Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.7
-Dhelp.lucene.tokenizer=standard
-Xms256m
-Xmx2048m
-Xverify:none


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Best Solution

Did the following to run eclipse with 1.8 you change the version accordingly to 1.7

  1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openjdk-r/ppa
  2. sudo apt-get update
  3. sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
  4. Run $ sudo update-alternatives --config java

and enter the number for which JDK to use of your choice. Select option "0" or the one you need.

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  1. Check java version "java -version

Now you should be able to run Eclipse

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