JDownloader 2 on Ubuntu 19.04

As the popular download manager JDownloader2 was not working well (gui not responding correctly, tabs not showing etc.) for me on Ubuntu 19.04, i was looking for solution. Ubuntu 19.04 comes with OpenJDK 11 and JDownloader2 uses Java 8 (Open JDK 8) [1], so i did the following to start JDownloader with the older (but still supported [2]) OpenJDK 8 version:

Install OpenJDK 8 (JRE: Java Runtine Enviroment):

sudo apt install openjdk-8-jre

System still uses OpenJDK 11 by default, you can check that with

java -version

Change the following in the script JDownloader2 in your install directory (i.e. /opt/jd2) to override the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) search sequence:


Now start JDownloader2 as usual and the program should behave normally.

[1] https://board.jdownloader.org/showthread.php?t=79225

[2] https://access.redhat.com/articles/1299013

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