After searching the forums and finding nothing that nworked, I decided to share my greif with you all, in hopes that someone might have a solution to this problem.
First of all, I am running SuSE Linux Professional 8.0. This comes with a crummy oooooold version of java (1.1.8).
I have just downloaded and installed the J2SDK 1.4 from Sun, and It has installed to /usr/java/j2sdk1.4.0_02
Now I need this new version of the SDK and the JRE that comes with it to over0ride the older versions for both applications, AND the web browser (Mozilla). I have no idea how to succesfully edit the PATH variable in SuSE. I have tried it serveral times but failed. Here is what I get when I try to find out the installed java version...
samer@linux:/usr> java -version
java version "1.1.8"
Now to verify that the j2sdk 1.4 was installed correctly, i also tried...
samer@linux:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.0_02/bin> ./java -version
java version "1.4.0_02"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.0_02-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0_02-b02, mixed mode)
This has been troubling me for quite some time. Can anyone please help?