Soap UI crashing at startup on Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit

I had a problem today where soapui 4.0.1 was crashing right after startup on my Linux box.  This crash happened whether I used OpenJDK or Sun JREs and I was stumped until I found some great advice.

Essentially you need to edit soapui’s start script:

<whereever_you_unzipped_it>/bin/soapui.sh

Have a look at line ~122/123 in the script for the bit that says:

#uncomment to disable browser component
JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Dsoapui.jxbrowser.disable=true

All you have to do is remove the # from the front of the line starting with JAVA_OPTS so it looks like the above.  After that just save the file and launch it again. Fixed.

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