I didn use the executables because every set of instructions said not to, it said it would likely cause the browser to crash. I followed the last set of instructions from:
- all their other instructions have been very helpful
this is the appended section in pluginreg.dat
Iǘe removed any older instances of links and lib*.so of the java variety.
previous to this set of instruction I followed every instruction from Oracle to the letter. I am baffled, it is probably something really dumb, but I am exasperated, and see the forest for the trees. now I have to give reinstalling the Nvidia driver and figure out how to turn the Nouveau server off.