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Old 12-14-2003, 11:38 AM   #1
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I downloaded Blackdown.orgs version of j2re-1.4.1_01-linux-i586-gcc2.95.bin. I have MDK 9.2 and 723 Opera. I'm changing because Opera crashes on some sites. How do I go about opening and installing this program? Does it self-install once opened like in windows? If you can help please be very basic. Thanks.
 
Old 12-14-2003, 01:07 PM   #2
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As root run:
bash j2re-1.4.1_01-linux-i586-gcc2.95.bin

Accept the agreement this will extract a new folder jre-xxx. Move the folder to /usr/local/jre-xxx

Then link the plugin from the plugin subdirectory to your browsers plugin directory.
 
Old 12-14-2003, 05:01 PM   #3
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I disagree, you don't need to become root to install Java, it works very well in my home directory.
Edit - I misread the original post, I thought it said Konqueror, not Opera - silly me.

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Old 12-14-2003, 06:06 PM   #4
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Thank you for the replies. What is the best way to uninstall the java I'm using now? I tried it one wa y described in forum but it didn't work.http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=unistall+java

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Old 12-14-2003, 07:29 PM   #5
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How to uninstall something depends on how you installed it. Assuming it came with your initial installation, you should use your distribution's package management tools to remove it.
 
Old 12-14-2003, 09:33 PM   #6
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It was j2re1.4.1_01-linux-i586-rpm.bin in "home". Not with the installation.
 
Old 12-14-2003, 11:12 PM   #7
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all you need to do is run the bin file (./javafilename) then it will uncompress a directory. find the plugin in that directory. should be something like javaplugin_oji.so or something. Then create a symbolic link from from that to the directory where your plugins for your browser are stored. it MUST be a symbolic link or it will not work. it looks something like this ln -s /j2rexxx/plugin/i386/mozilla/javaplugin_oji.so /usr/local/mozilla/plugins/javaplugin_oji.so of course your paths will be different depending on where your stuff is located. hope this helped. also i dont remember wheich browser you said you were using. all i see plugins for in my directory are netscape and mozilla.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 02:08 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by raysr
Thank you for the replies. What is the best way to uninstall the java I'm using now? I tried it one wa y described in forum but it didn't work.http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=unistall+java
Just delete the files and the plugin in your browsers plugin directory.

Th reason I suggested an install as root is that you only need to do it once and then all users on the system have java. If you install as a user then only you will have java.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 02:20 PM   #9
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in my case, i did install the package by ./....bin and had agree it. My mozilla browser could automatically see that plagins. but everytime i gone to a java site. every mozilla window suddenly dissapears and says something wrong with "java_vm"
Is there anyway i could straight this out???
 
Old 12-15-2003, 02:36 PM   #10
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Did you download the correct version?
 
Old 12-15-2003, 03:33 PM   #11
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Originally posted by tricky_linux
in my case, i did install the package by ./....bin and had agree it. My mozilla browser could automatically see that plugins. but every time i gone to a java site. every mozilla window suddenly dissapears and says something wrong with "java_vm"
Is there anyway i could straight this out???
From either /path/to/mozilla/plugins or ~/.mozilla/plugins you need to make a symbolic link to the libjavaplugin_oji.so that was compiled with gcc3.2, which means you either need j2re1.4.2 from Sun (as it gives you a choice of plugins compiled with gcc2.9 or 3.2) or a Blackdown version of Java that was compiled with gcc 3.2.
 
  


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