Spark does not start on Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit

Hello everyone.

I tried to install Spark 2.7.1 on my Ubuntu 14.04 x64 PC, but I can’t get it working; after double-clicking the icon, it shows a “Starting Spark” for a few seconds, then closes.

nothing to show on /opt/spark/logs/error.log

I followed the installation instructions from: “How to install Spark IM client in ubuntu 14.04” ( )

I checked for JAVA to be installed:

alexc2@Ubuntu1404:~$ java -version

java version “1.7.0_79”

OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.6) (7u79-2.5.6-0ubuntu1.14.04.1)

OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)

and also followed:

Spark does not start on Ubuntu 13.10 64Bit

but no luck.

Does anyone here may had had the same issue and resolved it?

Muchas Gracias!


Personally, for testing features on linux i use tar.gz archive version, which already has java included. I think on ubuntu i use cmd: ./spark to launch it for the first time and then just add it to the panel. Only use it on 32 bit ubuntu/xubuntu. Other than windows installers has never been strong side of Spark unfortunately.