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The Gentleware FAQ is a comprehensive list of questions regarding Poseidon for UML. At this time, third-party plug-ins and products are not covered in this FAQ but we plan to add them in the future. Further information is available from the Poseidon documentation or you can post to our forum.


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FAQ Section: Download, Installation, First Start
  1. What do I do when the Installer says "Magic number did not match" ?
  2. WebStart stops with the error 'Wrong Certificate used to sign resource'
  3. Poseidon does not start. What do I do?
  4. How can I run Poseidon in a different language?
  5. How can I move/rename Poseidon's configuration directory?
  6. " name length exceeds 512 bytes" exception when starting the Embedded Edition
  7. "Invalid command line switch: -xmx192m" error on first start
  8. What do I do when the installer does not start?
  9. Why do I get a ClassNotFoundException when starting Eclipse with Poseidon installed?
  10. How do I use the installer with Windows 2003?
  11. Why aren't my EE clients connecting to the EE server when the server runs on Linux?

    The Enterprise server requires a domain name, naturally so that the client applications can connect. Some machines running Linux will respond with 'localhost' when asked to provide the domain name. (For more about this, see:

    As a workaround, you can explicitly set the "java.rmi.server.hostname" property. Add the following to the script:

    addJavaProperties( ) {
       pushArg "-Djava.rmi.server.hostname=<yourhostname>"

    Where <yourhostname> is the name of the domain in the format:

  12. Why does my server using RMI connot be connected?
  13. I get an OutOfMemoryException when using Poseidon with Eclipse. What can I do?
  14. How do I use the installer with Windows Vista?

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