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'Launching [project_name]' has encountered a problem. Error starting process.

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I am currently trying to run a C++ project that I imported into the Eclipse IDE on my Edison. However, when I go to run the program (Run dropdown -> Select project), the error in the photo is displayed. It seems as though something is wrong with the debug configurations, and I have tried making changes them in the Debug Configurations settings without luck.

I wanted to see if this was an error in this project specifically, so I also imported the BlinkTest example provided (blinking the on-board LED). This project has success launching and runs without error on the Edison. So the error I'm seeing must be specific to the project I imported.

Are there setting I need to change in the Debug Configurations, or is the error with something else entirely? Thanks for the help!



Update: I'm now getting a different error in the console when I run the project that says: "'cmd' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." This seems like an Eclipse error, but I haven't found any solutions to this problem.

Message was edited by: Ethan Sterk

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Can you post a screenshot of your run/debug configuration settings?

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Fixed! What I changed was this:

  • I unplugged the Edison from the laptop and used an external power source for it.
  • The project I was attempting to run was from someone else's workspace originally. I deleted it from my workspace, created an empty C++ project with the exact name, and when Eclipse gave me the option to override the other project I said "Yes". The project then had the "[selected]" tag next to it in the project view in Eclipse, which it did not have next to it before.

Afterwards, the project ran successfully! Thank you for the help.