SQL Developer Fails to Start On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7+ and Oracle Linux 6+

(Doc ID 2357818.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 17.3 and later
Generic Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7+ & Oracle Linux 6+

Symptoms

Download SQL Developer 17.4 Version (17.4.0.355.2349 December 22, 2017) from Oracle website.

Install jdk-8u152-linux-i586.rpm and sqldeveloper-17.4.0.355.2349-1.noarch.rpm per the installation instructions.

When invoke SQL Developer using below command, it writes some response but SQL Developer GUI does not load:

There are no error messages or exceptions.

Changes

 This is a new installation.

Cause

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