The instructions I followed gave the example of the 32 bit install:
tar -xvf ~/Downloads/jre-7u4-linux-i586.tar.gz
but did say that there was a 64bit version. For this step I did download and install the 64 bit version -
from here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...s-1836441.html
followed the subsequent steps and linked Java to my profile using the 64 bit example :
ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.7.0/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/
I did find an error with this step, in that it should have read
ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.7.0/jre1.7.0_07/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/
Still, after fixing this, JRE works in my browser, but Eclipse still doesn't work. I'm wondering if I need the JDK with Eclipse?
Sun Java is no longer available in the Ubuntu software centre do to some licensing issue.
I'm by NO means an expert on Linux, so any help is appreciated.
Thanks for the help,