After installing Android Studio, I started getting this error: Error: Could not determine Java version. upon gradle sync. I do have Java JDK7 installed, OpenJDK, and OpenJSE installed. How can I fix this?

  • did you set the JAVA_HOME environment?
    – Rafael
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 9:18
  • I used apt-get to install JDK as instructed here
    – Crutchcorn
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 9:31
  • please run echo $JAVA_HOME in your terminal. Do you get a valid path to your Java binaries?
    – Rafael
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 9:36
  • No I don't.. Strange... Let me do that real quick
    – Crutchcorn
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 9:45
  • Did me no good. Still getting the same error.
    – Crutchcorn
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 9:50

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Read this for how to installing JDK on your elementary OS (also it works for java 7).

Then If your problem still appears then go to Configure -> Project defaults -> Project structure -> SDK Location in welcome screen and add your JDK path. (Usually on /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.x.y/)

  • The second part of your answer solved it! Thank you so much!
    – Crutchcorn
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 22:53

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