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I'm trying to run JOSM on arch linux. I tried both the josm(-svn) from the AUR, the jnlp and the jar version from

If I run the program, the loading screen works: alt text

Unfortunately, after that one is finished, I receive an empty (white) screen:

alt text

If I enable debug logs (java -jar josm-tested.jar --debug), I don't see any errors, here's the log:

Does anyone have an idea how to get JOSM to run?

asked 13 Sep '22, 07:50

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edited 13 Sep '22, 07:53

Which Java/JRE version are you using?

(13 Sep '22, 08:08) scai ♦

I'm on 'openjdk 2022-08-12'

(13 Sep '22, 08:10) H_Philipp

Strange. I'm using openjdk 17.0.4 on Debian without such problems.

(14 Sep '22, 07:28) scai ♦

Could it be that you are using Wayland? As far as I know some people have problems running JOSM with Wayland, others don't. I don't know any details since I haven't switched to Wayland yet.

(14 Sep '22, 11:11) scai ♦

If you are using Wayland then try to set _JAVA_AWT_WM_NONREPARENTING=1 before running JOSM. See

(14 Sep '22, 12:08) scai ♦

Try setting sun.java2d.opengl=False in your java configuration. If you're using an nVidia GPU, this is almost certainly the fix.

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answered 14 Sep '22, 12:59

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