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OK -- here's the problem -- figured out thanks to other posts in this forum. JWS tries to get connection info from the system's default browser. In my case Netscape was set to the default browser but I recently had uninstalled it. JWS failed with no messages or output anywhere (C'mon now -- don't we deserve an error message or something?!)
After resetting IE as my default browser the application manager now comes up and the demos run
Hopefully this exception will be handled better in future releases of JWS
check your resources directory under java web start and see if you have a messages.properties file in there
if you dont create one and copy this into it.
* @(#)messages.properties 1.2 01/03/27
* Copyright 2001 by Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
* 901 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, California, 94303, U.S.A.
* All rights reserved.
* This software is the confidential and proprietary information
* of Sun Microsystems, Inc. ("Confidential Information"). You
* shall not disclose such Confidential Information and shall use
* it only in accordance with the terms of the license agreement
* you entered into with Sun.
error.internal.badmsg=internal error, unknown message
error.badinst.nocfg=Bad installation. Could not locate javaws.cfg file:
error.badinst.nojre=Bad installation. No JRE found in configuration file
error.badinst.execv=Bad installation. Error invoking Java VM (execv)
error.badinst.sysexec=Bad installation. Error invoking Java VM (SysExec)
error.listener.failed=Splash: sysCreateListenerSocket failed
error.accept.failed=Splash: accept failed
error.recv.failed=Splash: recv failed
error.invalid.port=Splash: didn't revive a valid port
error.read=Read past end of buffer
error.xmlparsing=XML Parsing error: wrong kind of token found
error.splash.exit=Java Web Start splash screen process exiting .....\n
error.winsock=tLast WinSock Error:
error.winsock.load=Couldn't load winsock.dll
error.badinst.nohome=Bad installation: JAVAWS_HOME not set
error.splash.noimage=Splash: couldn't load splash screen image
error.splash.socket=Splash: server socket failed
error.splash.cmnd=Splash: unrecognized command
error.splash.port=Splash: port not specified
error.splash.send=Splash: send failed
error.splash.timer=Splash: couldn't create shutdown timer
error.splash.x11.open=Splash: Can't open X11 display
error.splash.x11.connect=Splash: X11 connection failed
not sure if this will work but its may be worth a shot
I have a client trying to install our product on her computer, a Dell Inspiron 3800 which is running Windows 98. She successfully installs JWS, but when she tries to start JWS, she gets an error message "SPLASH caused an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL, ...."
I looked in her resources folder and found messages.properties, and it had exactly the file shown in the message from dalesearle. In fact, it looks like that file is installed whenever Java Web Start is installed, as the same file is showing up on my computer, where I never have problems starting
It looks like her default browser is set to Explorer; it's not clear that she ever even had Netscape on this computer. How can I check that for sure?
Any other suggestions on how to fix her problem would be greatly appreciated.