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Hi. For the past year or so, I have long been living with "buggy" linux and it doesn't matter which distro I choose. The problems crop up when I try to run a java application. Specifically, pogo.com card games.
The way the game works is that you choose a room to play in. Then a small room window comes up after about 30 sec. Then you choose a table, and wait another 30 sec or so. After that, you're at the table and ready to start the game with your opponents.
After playing it this way 2-3 times, that last window before playing the game will freeze up. After that, I had to close out both game windows and reboot.
I soon discovered, however, that I can get the game to re-load quicker than doing a reboot. If I clear the firefox cache and then reload the room window, I can enter the game without it hanging up.
But this fix only works temporarily; and I've tried increasing my cache size but this didn't help the situation.
Is this a problem with sun-java-6, the linux os, firefox, or pogo?
Is there any way to revert to an earlier version of java or linux or firefox that might fix the problem?
I never had the problem until about a year ago. The problem only occurs in linux, my windows OS (windows 7) has no such issues.
$ apt-cache search openjdk browser plugin
icedtea-plugin - web browser plugin based on OpenJDK and IcedTea to execute Java applets
libreoffice - office productivity suite
$ sudo aptitude install icedtea-plugin
Still no luck here. When I try to install I get the following output:
sudo apt-get install icedtea-plugin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package icedtea-plugin is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package 'icedtea-plugin' has no installation candidate
Also, I was able to add to my sources.list file so that icedtea plugin is now visible in synaptic. But when I try to install from synaptic I get this:
The following packages have unresolvable dependencies. Please make sure that all required repositories are added and enabled in the preferences.
Depends: openjdk-6-jre (=6b18-1.8.7-2~squeeze1) but 6b18-1.8.7-5 is to be installed
It seems the various Firefox add-ons were consuming my memory. So I disabled 3 of them and now things are running super. So I guess the lesson is to be careful with installing more than a couple of addons. I had about 5: LastPass, AdBlock Plus, StumbleUpon, TabUtilities Lite, and XMarks. I have now disabled all of them except for LastPass and XMarks, and no more pogo crashes!