I deleted the files that I got from running the tar. I downloaded j2sdk-1_4_0-linux-i386-rpm.bin from sun. I ran the bin and then the rpm and it installed java to usr/java. I login as a regular user and start the star office installation and again and it still says it can not find a jre. I browsed to the usr/java, /usr/java/j2sdk1.4.0, /usr/java/j2sdk1.4.0/jre, etc. and each time is says it can not find it. So i looked for my java version and got this:
[tbarden@tbarden /]$ java -version
java version "1.4.0"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.0-b92)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0-b92, mixed mode)
Can someone please help me figure this thing out. Thanks!