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Old 02-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install Aleks on Ubuntu 11.10


ALEKS is java program that my school uses for online classes. I am really tired of the way windows treats there customers and would like to remove the os from my computer completely. I have installed OpenJDk for my java usage. I found information on how to install ALEKS to linux, but I think the information may be old, or to be honest I have no idea what I am truely tying to do. These are the directions that were given to me. I'm not really sure what Netscape is either.



Manual Installation of the ALEKS plug-in for Java VM on Linux



These instructions for installing the ALEKS plug-in on Linux are provided for your convenience only. We do not currently provide any support for ALEKS on the Linux operating system.


To download manually the plug-in on Linux for Netscape 7.1+, or Firefox 1.0+, or Mozilla 1.6+, you will have to download the ALEKS package file and save it on your computer in the "Java VM lib/ext" directory.

For instance, with the Sun Java VM version 1.4.1, this directory is usually:

/usr/java/j2re1.4.1/lib/ext/

or

/usr/local/j2re1.4.1_02/lib/ext/

If you are unsure, please check with your system administrator.

Installation instructions:

Point your mouse at the link below and press down your mouse left button.
aleksPack10.jar (6.4M)

A pop-up window should appear asking you "What should Netscape do with this file?".
In the menu choose the option "Save this file to disk" and click on "OK".

A new window should appear to ask you where you want to save the file.

Save the file in your home directory by clicking on the button "Save" to start the transfer.

Open a terminal and type: (adapt the directory to your own Java VM lib/ext directory)

> su root
Password: (Type in the root password)
> cp aleksPack10.jar /usr/java/j2re1.4.1/lib/ext/
> exit

Restart Netscape

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Old 02-26-2012, 04:53 AM   #2
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Netscape is a very old browser from back in the day...

Are you having any issues with this?
 
Old 02-26-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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I have researched netscape. Do I have to install a crossover to use netscape on ubuntu? And the hard question is how; if I must. So far I can not go further than downloading ALEKS and having end up in my downloads, I don't know how to save it in "Java VM lib/ext" directory, or even where to find java. Any sugestions would be very appreciated.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:17 PM   #4
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Hey Just figured out how to do this myself and it worked like a charm.

-make sure you have "OpenJDK Java 6 Runtime" and "Icedtea java Plugin" by searching "java" in ubuntu software center. They will have a green check mark on them if you have them installed. If not then just click on them and click install. Or you can just enter this into terminal.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

-Download alekspack10.jar and make sure it's in your home folder and not in your downloads folder

-you have to make a root user password in terminal. Just enter

sudo passwd root

-Enter a password and it will say "password update successful"

-then log out and back in and enter this into terminal, and enter your password

su root

-you are just going to copy alekspack10.jar into your java extras folder.

cp aleksPack10.jar /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk/jre/lib/ext

-that should be it just restart your computer and everything should work just fine.
 
Old 04-18-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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Thank you
It almost worked these are my results. do you know what I am doing wrong?

cp aleksPack10.jar/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk/jre/lib/ext
cp: missing destination file operand after `aleksPack10.jar/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk/jre/lib/ext'
Try `cp --help' for more information.

I took the file ALEKS from my download folder and put it into my home folder, then I typed "cp aleksPack10.jar/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk/jre/lib/ext" (without quotes).
I then recieved the error "missing destination file after...
Thank you for your time
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:29 AM   #6
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Quote:
cp aleksPack10.jar/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk/jre/lib/ext
Wrong. A space is missing. Should be :

cp aleksPack10.jar /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk/jre/lib/ext
 
Old 04-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #7
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I think I almost have it, this is the new message:
cp aleksPack10.jar /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk/jre/lib/ext
cp: cannot stat `aleksPack10.jar': No such file or directory
The aleks package is still in the home folder.
Thank you
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:03 PM   #8
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Cool got it

Thank you for the awsome insite it works comepletely now. So awsome, I had to not open the pakage first was were I went wrong. simple.
Thank you
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