4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 4, 2009 9:02 AM by Graham Perrin
Manbearmatt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, I was wondering what I could do to solve my java preferences crash, when ever I open it, it just crashes, and asks me to relaunch when I reset and relaunch just does the same thing. Is there anything I can download from to reinstall this?

Edit: my java web start does the same thing. When I try to run java-related games, it works fine, so my java is working.
I don't know if this helps

Process: Java Web Start [928]
Path: /Applications/Utilities/Java/Java Web Start.app/Contents/MacOS/Java Web Start
Identifier: com.apple.JavaWebStart
Version: 12.2.0 (12.2.0)
Build Info: JavaApplicationSupport-1450000~1
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [138]

Date/Time: 2008-11-15 12:21:15.564 -0800
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.5 (9F33)
Report Version: 6

Exception Type: EXCBADACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERNPROTECTIONFAILURE at 0x00007fff81384040
Crashed Thread: 0

Application Specific Information:

Java information:
Exception type: Bus Error (0xa) at pc=0x00007fff82a9d37e

Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (1.6.0_07-b06-57 mixed mode macosx-amd64)

Current thread (0x000000010d05f000): JavaThread "AWT-AppKit" daemon [thread_innative, id=1879903680, stack(0x00007fff5f400000,0x00007fff5fc00000)]
Stack: [0x00007fff5f400000,0x00007fff5fc00000]

Message was edited by: Manbearmatt

iMac Aluminum 2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 20"
  • 1. Re: Java Preferences
    Noah Williamsson Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    At lot of people seem to have a similar issue judging from a search on this forum for "java x86-64".

    Have a look at my post on http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=8015190&#8519269 for a workaround for this problem.
  • 2. Re: Java Preferences
    macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,510 points)
    Try this... Go to Users/yourname/Library/Preferences and move these 2 files to your desktop.
    com.apple.java.JavaPreferences.plist
    com.apple.LaunchServices.plist
    Then relaunch Java.



    -mj
  • 3. Java Web Start crashing
    Graham Perrin Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)
    I tried setting aside the preference files as suggested, and more, restarted Mac OS X.

    Still, Java Web Start crashes: <http://pastebin.ca/1275839>

    I have restored the preferences to their original situation.
  • 4. Re: Java Web Start crashing
    Graham Perrin Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)
    Java Web Start crashes


    I copied the application from a computer where Java Web Start does not crash.

    Now, on my computer:

    • Java Web Start no longer crashes

    • a *Java Web Start - System Configuration* dialogue advises:

    The application has requested a version of the JRE (version 1.4+) that currently is not locally installed. Java Web Start is unable to automatically download and install the requested version. This JRE must be installed manually.


    (That'll be a separate issue.)