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Bug 95886 - Install of 5.51 + 1.6 bundle or full bundle fails
Summary: Install of 5.51 + 1.6 bundle or full bundle fails
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 85361
Alias: None
Product: installer
Classification: Unclassified
Component: JDK bundle (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All Windows Vista
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: mslama
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-18 16:56 UTC by fred60119
Modified: 2007-02-22 12:39 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description fred60119 2007-02-18 16:56:29 UTC
Downloaded and tried to install both the bundle with appserver and just the jdk 
fails on windows vista.  Tried it with both 1.6 jre and 1.5.09 with same 
result.  Extracted the jar file from the exe, and on running the jar file get 
the same error. Install shield prepares and then starts the install wizard, 
then get installShield wizard error "the installer is unable to run in 
graphical mode. Please check the value of the DISPLAY environment variable"  
Tried running in different screen resolutions, disabled fancy-graphics to no 
avail, and am clueless as to what the DISPLAY variable should be set to.  Other 
java apps run fine under 1.6 jre on win vista.
Comment 1 mslama 2007-02-21 15:45:08 UTC
What Vista version do you use? On RC1 OS sometimes decided to run installer in
compatibility mode. Make sure compatibility mode is NOT switched on for
installer exe. (Properties -> Compatibility tab, make sure it is not switched on
for current user AND all users.) It is current limitation of JDK 6 that it does
not run in compatibility mode on Win Vista,
Comment 2 fred60119 2007-02-21 22:18:40 UTC
OK, I got it to install.  I downloaded a fresh version of 1.6.0-b105 and it 
works.  I also turned off microsofts stupid User Account Control, as this also 
was preventing certain java apps to read files (access denied errors).  After 
I installed, I changed netbeans.conf to use 1.50_09 and it executes but cannot 
open any files or projects, back to 1.6.0 and it works again. The 
compatability mode was off.  So, I would close this issue.   I believe I had 
an older version of 1.60.  regards...
Comment 3 mslama 2007-02-22 12:39:46 UTC
There is problem with loading icons for JFileChooser in Swing on Win Vista. It
was fixed for JDK 6 and should be fixed in JDK 5.0u11. This update is already

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 85361 ***