Originally posted by eaglesfan17
How'd you get it to work? I downloaded some .bin file and it wouldn't launch.
A fair question. I read the installation instructions at the Sun web site, and I followed them.
After downloading the file, I moved it into a directory I keep in ~/src for all of my downloaded rpms, bins, and tarballs.
I then dropped to a command line by opening a terminal windows.
su [to become superuser
chmod +x sunjavafile.bin
ln -s /usr/lib/java/j2rblahblahblah/bin/java /usr/bin/java
That last command creates a symlink in my path for java to work. After that, I restarted my machine (possibly unnecessary, but coming from a Windoze background, I find it often solves wierd problems to reboot or at least end my session and re-enter KDE.
Then I install whatever my java program is or I go to a java test site to see if my java plugin is working. MIght not be - but there are ways to make it work if you need more help with something specific - please post again.
Also, please post if you get it working, and if you have anything else you had to do, please tell us what it is.