Install Zend Studio 5.5 on fedora 13

I just came from Eclipse with de Zend 7 plugin evaluation on Fedora 13. The installation worked perfect but the IDE was responding really slowly. Opening and closing Workbenches took ages, killing an task in progress did not resolved anything. Last but not least the FTP support really sucks, connecting to wrong ftp servers, mixing usernames, unable to retrieve directory listing etc.

Having seen that I decided to go back to Zend 5.5 but after the installation an old error popped up: Zend IDE starts but with an empty window. So here is the solution another time:

Make sure you add the line “-Dawt.toolkit=sun.awt.motif.MToolkit” to It should give:


../jre/bin/java -Dawt.toolkit=sun.awt.motif.MToolkit -Xms16m -Xmx256m -cp com.zend.ide.desktop.Main

After that you need to install libXp with yum.

August 23rd, 2010 - Posted in thingies | | 1 Comments