DBCA fails with "java.lang.NullPointerException at sun.awt.motif.X11FontMetrics"

(Doc ID 1582583.1)

Last updated on MAY 31, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


DBCA launch fails with below errors:

  at sun.awt.motif.X11FontMetrics.(Compiled Code)
  at sun.awt.motif.X11FontMetrics.getFontMetrics(Compiled Code)
  at sun.awt.motif.MToolkit.getFontMetrics(Compiled Code)
  at java.awt.Component.getFontMetrics(Compiled Code)
  at oracle.ewt.multiLineLabel.MultiLineLabel.setFont(Compiled Code)
  at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.SplashScreenWindow.createBannerPanel(Compiled Code)
  at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.SplashScreenWindow.initControls(Compiled Code)
  at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.SplashScreenWindow.init(Compiled Code)
  at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.SplashScreenWindow.(Compiled Code)
  at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.SplashScreen.(Compiled Code)
  at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.ui.UIHost.initialize(Compiled Code)
  at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.Dbca.execute(Compiled Code)
  at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.Dbca.main(Compiled Code)

 All other tools like NETCA, DBUA, OUI etc works fine.


Xming X server is used on Windows Desktop to connect to the server.


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