Lessons learned: Gephi not starting up

Scenario: When using Ubuntu Trusty (14.04.3LTS) Gephi 0.82 initializes but gets stuck on “Loading Cached Objects”

Workspace 1_318

Solution: The default Gephi startup bash script does not correctly initialize the JAVA path (it uses $jdkhome) The solution is simply to add the following to the beginning of the startup script (~/gephi/bin/gephi)

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/default-java
jdkhome=$JAVA_HOME

The full script is here: