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I was trying to open eclipse in my ubuntu VM with the below commmand.. And as soon as I do that, I always get the below exception -

ubuntu@username-dyn-vm1-48493:~$ eclipse
Eclipse:
An error has occurred. See the log file
/home/ubuntu/.eclipse/org.eclipse.platform_3.8_155965261/configuration/1381367113197.log.

so when I went to that particular log file, this is what I can see in the log -

ubuntu@username-dyn-vm1-48493:~$ more /home/ubuntu/.eclipse/org.eclipse.platform_3.8_155965261/configuration/1381367113197.log
!SESSION 2013-10-10 01:05:13.088 -----------------------------------------------
eclipse.buildId=debbuild
java.version=1.7.0_25
java.vendor=Oracle Corporation
BootLoader constants: OS=linux, ARCH=x86_64, WS=gtk, NL=en_US
Command-line arguments:  -os linux -ws gtk -arch x86_64

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2013-10-10 01:05:17.555
!MESSAGE Application error
!STACK 1
org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [gtk_init_check() failed]
        at org.eclipse.swt.SWT.error(SWT.java:4387)
        at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.createDisplay(Display.java:914)
        at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.create(Display.java:900)
        at org.eclipse.swt.graphics.Device.<init>(Device.java:156)
        at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.<init>(Display.java:498)
        at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.<init>(Display.java:489)
        at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.createDisplay(Workbench.java:716)
        at org.eclipse.ui.PlatformUI.createDisplay(PlatformUI.java:161)
        at org.eclipse.ui.internal.ide.application.IDEApplication.createDisplay(IDEApplication.java:154)
        at org.eclipse.ui.internal.ide.application.IDEApplication.start(IDEApplication.java:96)
        at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.app.EclipseAppHandle.run(EclipseAppHandle.java:196)
        at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.runApplication(EclipseAppLauncher.java:110)
        at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.start(EclipseAppLauncher.java:79)
        at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:353)
        at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:180)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
        at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
        at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:629)
        at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:584)
        at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:1438)
        at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.main(Main.java:1414)

Does anyone know what wrong has happened? Or what I am supposed to do to fix this issue? Thanks..

Update:-

Version details below -

ubuntu@username-dyn-vm1-48493:~$ dpkg -l libgtk[0-9]* | grep ^i
ii  libgtk2.0-0:amd64                   2.24.17-0ubuntu2                    amd64        GTK+ graphical user interface library
ii  libgtk2.0-bin                       2.24.17-0ubuntu2                    amd64        programs for the GTK+ graphical user interface library
ii  libgtk2.0-common                    2.24.17-0ubuntu2                    all          common files for the GTK+ graphical user interface library
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I think this is a problem with gtk. Check what version is installed.

dpkg -l libgtk[0-9]* | grep ^i

If it's not installed or is the incorrect version then do a sudo apt-get install gtk or do an sudo apt-get update.

EDIT

The problem was that SSH was using SSH to remote into a Linux VM and didn't have an X-Server set up on Windows and didn't have X11 forwarding enabled. After getting that straightened out the OP shouldn't have any issues running Eclipse.

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I updated my question with the actual version information.. Let me know if still I need to do update? –  SSH Oct 10 '13 at 19:06
    
Well there is a version 3.8 for gtk out there so it couldn't hurt to update to the latest version. –  Jeight Oct 10 '13 at 19:09
    
I see.. But when I updated it this is what I got - sudo apt-get install gtk Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package gtk . It's not able to locate the package gtk somehow.. Any idea? –  SSH Oct 10 '13 at 19:09
    
What do you get when you do a sudo apt-cache search gtk? –  Jeight Oct 10 '13 at 19:11
    
It did lot of things.. And whole bunch of things got printed out on my screen.. Not sure what you might be interested in? –  SSH Oct 10 '13 at 19:12
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