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Installing java on Ubuntu/kubuntu


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#1 the_patriot11

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 11:57 PM

Hey all, Ive been playing around with both Ubuntu 8.10 and the latest version of Kubuntu, and Ive been having problems getting the java to install. Ive installed all the proper updates, I found directions on how to do it here http://www.javadesign.info/SystemsHardware...-java-on-ubuntu and I followed them to the letter, and it did not work, it said that that java plugin could not be installed. anyone know why this is not working for me?

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:59 AM

No need for that.
  • Log on as an administrator if you are not already.
  • At the Applications tab on the panel, click Add/Remove Applications.
  • In the main window, you will see a search box -- enter the term without quotes "java"
  • Install Java, JDK, etc.
  • To install you need to check the box next to the entry. Click apply.

Edited by Jay-P VIP, 17 February 2009 - 01:00 AM.


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:14 AM

Ubuntu does not have a "administrator" or root account, you have to use the terminal su commands to do administrator functions.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:26 AM

There is no Add/Remove Applications option in the Applications tab, located on any account?

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:29 AM

I dont remember it but ill check again for it when I look again, its on my computer upstairs.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:57 AM

alright, I found the add applications button you were talking about, searched for java, it had 2 files to download. I clicked them, it asked me if I wanted to install them, I clicked yes, it made me install my password, then before it would install it gave me this message:

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

where do I go from here? I am not very knowledgeable with linux, especially not ubuntu, I dont know how to configure this.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:07 AM

alright nevermind that I got the confing thing fixed and got java jdr and jdk installed but it wont find the java6 plugin for whatever reason. I need the plugin to work.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:18 AM

oh, and Im using the 64 bit version of Ubuntu. I get this error whenever I try to install the plugin via terminal, and I cannot find anywhere else on the web that has it or a way to install it.

package sun-java6-plugin is not available, but is refered to by another package. this may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only abailable from another source
E: package sun-java6-plugin has no installation candidate

I have all the java components installed except for this. any help would be appreciated.

Edited by the_patriot09, 17 February 2009 - 03:27 AM.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 06:58 AM

Please make sure the computer restarts, then launch Firefox and put in the address bar: about:plugins

If you do not see the Java Runtime Environment information, then please open the terminal.

Type

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts


After a few seconds, you will see the license information. If you click continue, then test the plugin again.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:40 PM

Ok I just did that, and it gave the the same error message, and its only about the plugin.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:10 PM

alright I trued the applications add/remove option again, this time i clicked search all locations, and found the plugin-only to find out the java plugin is not supported by amd 64 based systems. laaaame. however, I found an icetea web browser plugin from another site, that did work, not quite as well as I hoped, but it does do what I needed it to do. thanks again for your help.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:46 PM

Very good. I find installing applications on Ubuntu rather tedious. Good luck in the future! :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:50 PM

thanks. I just wish the java plugin did work, the lookalike doesnt run as smoothly but oh well. lol one of the few times I wish I had bought intel, because it is compatible with intel CPUs. but oh well. :D thanks again for the help.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 07:49 PM

It makes no difference whether you are running an Intel or AMD processor. The problem is that you are running the 64 bit version of Ubuntu and there is no Sun java plugin yet. One is in the works and should be available shortly.

In the meantime if you are not satisfied with IcedTea, you can install the 32 bit version of Firefox. No need to uninstall the 64 bit version, they will run side-by-side.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:54 PM

Ice tea works just fine, only time I use java is on a chat room I frequent, and it recognizes icedtea as the latest version of java and it works just fine. It wont work with any other browsers ive installed, just firefox, but thats ok. The funny part of this is I have the 64 bit version of kbuntu as well, and the java plugin installed just fine in kubuntu, provided I was using firefox. it wouldnt work with konquerer, but thats Ok I prefer firefox. I fail to see why it would work in kubuntu instead of ubuntu, their both the same OS just ones KDE and the others gnome, but oh well, either way it works for me. :D

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