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SQL Developer Crashes In Linux - "Gdk-ERROR The Program 'java' Received An X Window System Error" (Doc ID 2878447.1)

Last updated on JUNE 24, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 21.4.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Installed SQL Developer in Red Hat Linux Server and was working fine. Restarted OS and launched SQL Developer, application crashed with the below error message.

Oracle SQL Developer

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(java:19706): Gdk-ERROR **: <TIMESTAMP>: The program 'java' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'RenderBadPicture (invalid Picture parameter)'.
(Details: serial 15802 error_code 165 request_code 145 minor_code 7)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

<PATH>/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin/../../ide/bin/ line 1952: 980716 Trace/breakpoint trap (code dumped) ${JAVA} "${APP_VM_OPTS[@]}" ${APP_ENV_VARS} -classpath ${APP_CLASSPATH} ${APP_MAIN_CLASS} "${APP_APP_OPTS[@]}"


 Restarted OS


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