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Now when I try to access something online that I need java for the browser shuts down.
I am lost on what to do. I just installed this with a few other distros the same way I tried it with FC4 and I had no problems, I never had any problems like this. What am I missing? Or does anyone think there may be another problem here? If so what should I do?
By the way I installed the flash plugins without any problems
First off, anytime you install a new version of an OS you really should read the release notes for that version, Had you read the release notes, you would have found Fedora's recommendation for Java. Here is a direct quote from said release notes:
6.1.8. Java Package Recommendations
Fedora Core 4 users are advised not to use the Java RPM provided by Sun. It contains Provides that conflict with names used in packages provided as part of Fedora Core 4. Because of this, Sun Java might disappear from an installed system during package upgrade operations.
Fedora Core 4 users should use either the RPM from jpackage.org or manually install the Sun Java tarball into /opt. Sun Java 1.5+ is recommended for stability purposes.
It says to use Sun Java 1.5+, to use the bin file not the rpm, and most importantly you now need to install Java in the /opt directory, not the /usr directory as before. You then end up with a link such as:
ln -s /opt/java/re1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
I did everything as stated in the release notes, and still had problems. The only way I can get Java to work, is to disable SELinux. As root, and you have to use su - not just su, enter the command
and that will temporarily (until next boot) disable SELinux. Java will then work for me. Issue the command
and turn SELinux back on, and Java stops working.
Distribution: Windows XP. I gave up with Linux & I left LQ.
Wow. So everytime you boot Fedora you have to disable SELinux. That sounds a bit irratating. I never had any problem with any other distro, including BSD with Java like that. I think I may just wait on Fedora for now. It has some great points but I am busy with other things and I don't feel like having to disable whatever everytime I boot. I wonder if that is the only problem they have. Well right now I am having a ball with PC-BSD so I think I will get back to that. Thanks for the reply.
Try using the jdk 1.5.0_03, unless you really have to use the 1.4.2
Also, avoid using the rpm file, a lot a people seem to have problems with it. Use the bin executable which is also directly available for download.