JVM terminated Exit code=160 - When MQ Explorer launches the Help Center

Technote (troubleshooting)


You launch the Help Center (using Firefox) from within WebSphere MQ Explorer, and it causes a crash with error "JVM terminated. Exit code=160".


There is an issue when running the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) browser inside Eclipse on some Linux distributions when the default browser is Firefox.

Resolving the problem

Set the"MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME" environment variable for Firefox.

If Firefox is installed in /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.10, then use one of the following commands.

    export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=/usr/lib/firefox-3.0.10

or if using the 'csh' shell or similar :

    setenv MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.10

This requirement is noted in the SWT FAQs section of the Eclipse website:

After setting this environment variable to the appropriate value MQ Explorer should successfully launch the Help Center.

Product Alias/Synonym

WMQ WebSphere MQ

Document information

More support for:

WebSphere MQ
MQ Explorer / Remote admin

Software version:

7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.5

Operating system(s):

Linux, Linux on Power

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