On Kubuntu 14.04, Kinetis Design Studio (KDS) could be started, but when I tried to create a new project, it’d crash with the following message displayed in the terminal:
KDS is a Eclipse-based IDE. So I suspect the issue is related to Eclipse IDE itself. (I can’t confirm this as I’m not running the Eclipse IDE on this machine. I know I could have just downloaded and test it; but I don’t have time.)
The (error) message above gave us some hints where the problem was originated from. According to this Eclipse bug report1, yes this bug is caused by a bug in gtk2 theme oxygen.
To change the GTK themes on Kubuntu 14.04, open System Settings window by clicking on: K -> Computer -> System Settings. Then under “Common Appearance and Behavior”, click on “Application Appearance”. Look for GTK on left window pane and click on it.
On the right side on GTK – System Settings window, you should be able to select a different theme for GTK2 from the drop down list. In my case, I selected “Raleigh”. Then click on “Apply” button.
Let’s try to run it and create a new project:
Voila, it worked! The only downside is that now it makes all applications that depends on GTK2 look ugly. 🙁
Is there anything we can do about it? Well, as it turned out we can actually ask Eclipse based applications to use GTK3 theme instead of GTK2.
Here’s KDS running using GTK3 theme: