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[root:~#] update-alternatives --display java
java - status is manual.
link currently points to /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/jre/bin/java
/usr/bin/gij-4.2 - priority 42
slave java.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/gij-4.2.1.gz
/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-sun/jre/bin/java - priority 53
slave java.1.gz: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-sun/jre/man/man1/java.1.gz
/usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/jre/bin/java - priority 1042
Current `best' version is /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/jre/bin/java.
The installed Java's are listed below:
[root:~#] dpkg -l | grep java
ii java-common 0.27 Base of all Java packages
ii java-gcj-compat 1.0.77-2 Java runtime environment using GIJ
ii java-gcj-compat-plugin 1.0.77-2 Web browser plugin to execute Java (tm) applets using gij
ii libbcel-java 5.2-3 Analyze, create, and manipulate (binary) Java class files
ii liblog4j1.2-java 1.2.15-2 Logging library for java
ii libmx4j-java 3.0.1-3 An open source implementation of the JMX(TM) technology
ii libregexp-java 1.4-4 regular expression library for Java
ii sun-java5-bin 1.5.0-13-1 Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 (architecture depen
ii sun-java5-fonts 1.5.0-13-1 Lucida TrueType fonts (from the Sun JRE)
ii sun-java5-jre 1.5.0-13-1 Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 (architecture indep
I'm running debian 64 bits and there is not a java pluging for web browsers yet, sorry, if you need to get some java on your browser and want to keep using a 64 bits OS, try getting a 32 bits browser and the 32 bits version of java. That should work. And i recommend you since you are using kubuntu, try using
The link you included in the first post suggests installing java-gcj-compat-plugin
I take a certain pride in keeping abreast of what's available for Debian's AMD64 release, and this is the firat ime I ever heard of that. I'm impressed. I installed it and it works (in Epiphany). I run Sid so if you installed from a different repo, I don't know how widely it's available.
I also don't know why yours doesn't work. Mine did immediately. It doesn't run the Java Test applet on the Sun website, but it runs other test applets I checked, as well as several real-world applets I checked on the web. This in spite of the fact that Sun Java is the default Java app in "alternatives." I do, of course, also have the GCJ Java version installed.
Edit:Hmmm! After playing around with it a while, I'm not so impressed. It's evidently been around a while, Etch has a version. It does a fairly good job of displaying applets, but I haven't been able to get anything interactive to work.
I pulled down the version in Experimental ... no improvement. It brought a bunch of GCJ stuff with it. Hope it didn't do anything nasty to OO, which is the main reason I have GCJ in the first place.
Except for the one mentioned above, there is no Java Plugin for 64-bit OSes. Java, itself, certainly works fine, but there is no browser plugin for Mozilla apps. Most people who consider Java web applets critical use Konqueor. It doesn't need a plugin. You can install Konqueror even if you use Gnome. It brings along a lot of KDE libraries, but with the size of modern disk drives, that's not really an issue.