[...] 3) Edit the file (it is located into the directory where you installed eclipse) by adding the following two lines, immediately after the "-vmargs" line $ more -showsplash org.eclipse.platform -framework plugins/org.eclipse.osgi_3.4.3.
Earlier today I was committing some changes to a local Subversion repository running on a PC when Windows decided it was too busy to co-operate and told me that it was “Not Responding” (which is not unusual).
Svn Operation.run(Svn Operation.java:294) at org.core.javahl17.
If you are running Ubuntu 8.04 and you install Eclipse 3.4 with subclipse 1.4, you will probably get the "unable to load default svn client" error when trying to add a repository. I assume that you have the 'subversion' and 'libsvn-java' packages already installed (if not, please do install them, and then follow the instructions).
After some debugging, I noticed that my custom gnome launch icon was specifying "-vmargs" on the command line itself, which was rendering the vmargs from useless.