Jme simple program closes after launching with no errors in ubuntu

I am using netbeans with JME and i am running it all on ubuntu.  I wish to learn java programming and i want to use the jme engine (the best ive seen so far.)  I finally figured out how to point to the LWjGL native path for linux but when i launch it the window crashes after it asks me what i want to use for the graphics settings in the helloWorld sample.   Can anyone help :?

I do have 3d acelleration because i have played some of the other jme games on the internet such as bang howdy.