Like most people, I have had a rough time getting Java to work on my RH 9.0 box. I struggled with this for nearly six months and went 'round and 'round until some very kind people on this board told me how I could install an earlier version of Mozilla (locally) and make it work.
Well, several days ago, I downloaded Mozilla 1.3.1 and then went to a site where Java was required, downloaded the plugin when the error message came up and now I am able to run all kinds of Java stuff which really nice for a change and after all the trouble I've had lately (I even got Flash!). I can now run java applets, Java chats, Java games and anything else "Java" but one thing is puzzling me. When I bring up the terminal and type in some commands, it seems that I actually *don't* have Java installed...hmmm...from my terminal...
[hotdog@localhost hotdog]$ which java
/usr/bin/which: no java in (/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/home/hotdog/bin)
[hotdog@localhost hotdog]$ java -version
bash: java: command not found
[hotdog@localhost hotdog]$ whereis java
What could this mean?. Also, I have looked all over for an "Active Worlds" type 3D world program and have stumbled upon Virtual Universe but it does'nt seem to be able to find Java either. Now that I think about all this I am going to guess that this is because I installed Java (and Mozilla) in my home folder rather than root(?). Should I install the Java plugin in root also?.
Thank's for any help I can get on this from you gurus