JavaFX on Linux is showing a "Graphics Device initialization failed for : es2, sw"


Question

I've just started coding/testing JavaFX stuff on Linux and I'm facing an error at time to start a simple app. I found many people concerning about that in Foruns but I could find a clear explanation about the reasons why it happens. I'd like to understand what is missing in my scenario to get it working.

Any suggestion will be really apreciated.

Env info:

java version "1.8.0-ea"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0-ea-b123)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.0-b65, mixed mode)

Linux MYServer 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 #1 SMP Tue Jun 12 15:37:31 EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Exception:

Graphics Device initialization failed for :  es2, sw
Error initializing QuantumRenderer: no suitable pipeline found
java.lang.RuntimeException: java.lang.RuntimeException: Error initializing QuantumRenderer: no suitable pipeline found
        at com.sun.javafx.tk.quantum.QuantumRenderer.getInstance(QuantumRenderer.java:300)
        at com.sun.javafx.tk.quantum.QuantumToolkit.init(QuantumToolkit.java:244)
        at com.sun.javafx.tk.Toolkit.getToolkit(Toolkit.java:179)
        at com.sun.javafx.application.PlatformImpl.startup(PlatformImpl.java:210)
        at com.sun.javafx.application.LauncherImpl.startToolkit(LauncherImpl.java:653)
        at com.sun.javafx.application.LauncherImpl.launchApplicationWithArgs(LauncherImpl.java:314)
        at com.sun.javafx.application.LauncherImpl.launchApplication(LauncherImpl.java:305)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
        at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:483)
        at sun.launcher.LauncherHelper$FXHelper.main(LauncherHelper.java:767)
Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Error initializing QuantumRenderer: no suitable pipeline found
        at com.sun.javafx.tk.quantum.QuantumRenderer$PipelineRunnable.init(QuantumRenderer.java:98)
        at com.sun.javafx.tk.quantum.QuantumRenderer$PipelineRunnable.run(QuantumRenderer.java:128)
        at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:744)
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
        at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:483)
        at sun.launcher.LauncherHelper$FXHelper.main(LauncherHelper.java:767)
Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: No toolkit found
        at com.sun.javafx.tk.Toolkit.getToolkit(Toolkit.java:191)
        at com.sun.javafx.application.PlatformImpl.startup(PlatformImpl.java:210)
        at com.sun.javafx.application.LauncherImpl.startToolkit(LauncherImpl.java:653)
        at com.sun.javafx.application.LauncherImpl.launchApplicationWithArgs(LauncherImpl.java:314)
        at com.sun.javafx.application.LauncherImpl.launchApplication(LauncherImpl.java:305)
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1/17/2014 12:36:23 PM

You should have a look at this related bug for help on how to troubleshoot your issue. In summary, the recommendations are:

  • run the application with the -Dprism.verbose=true flag
  • check the detailed log that is produced
  • it may point to a missing garphics library: GTK 2.18 is required to run JavaFX on linux
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6/3/2016 11:49:18 AM

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