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Ok, here's a short digest of the quest I did:
- installed FC12
- installed the JRE plugin from Sun/Oracle in /usr/java/jre1.6.0_21/
- made a symlink to the libjavaplugin in /home/T01/.mozilla/plugin (home folder of the user), owner and group were transfered to "T01" (the user) using chown
- tinkered with the alternatives next, as the Sun JRE was not visible in the plugins-pane of Firefox...
- I added the Sun JRE in the libjavaplugin entry of the alternatives, set it to active (the bullet) with priority 1000 (the max I could set it to)
- also checked the read-perms of the folder (/usr/java/jre1.6.0_21/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so) and x-perms were available, execute should have been possible...
- installed FC13 and went tru the whole song again...
I does work on FC10, there I did (about) the same - give or take some things that did'nt needed to be done as they did'nt have any impact anyway...
What I do notice is that system-configure-sound does not show ALSA as a device, but only the hardware - no virtual device as I do have in FC10...
Distro trouble? Broken stuff (I did update the FC13 - after a netinstall - it was an absolute fresh install)
BTW - what is the life cycle of your distros? Fedora has one of about six months now, and having to do that dance over and over again seems a bit of a waste of time, my projects dont wait...
Debian Stable is usually released about every 2 yrs,. You can use the backports and volatile repos to get newer packages. Stable only gets security and the rare bug fixes.
Personally I run Debian unstable it is more a rolling release, with continual updates. I have had the same install for 6 years, haven't had to reinstall so far.
I do apt-get update;apt-get dist-upgrade daily to stay updated.
John : thanks, this means I have to re-learn how to install Java. A "mistake" I made was to assume Fedora would have some continuity in the way it's to be treated, it seems it does not. I looked at arch linux, and debian, maybe a change of distro is in order. Sadly, I really like(d) Fedora...
craigevil : big tnx for the boost here, I have the (hopefully wrong) impression that Linux is open, yet not acessible. I do hope I'm wrong...I dread the day I HAVE to revert to windows...
Lemme have a look at debian...
Eh, I'm so lost, I dont know if I have to change distro, or re-learn how to install Java. Maybe an uninstall of the icetea?
Hey, it's about midnite...and I just got of work...I'm rambling...
For the Java web browser plugin, install either the free icedtea-gcjwebplugin (Lenny) or icedtea6-plugin (Squeeze) package,
or the <non-free> sun-java6-plugin package. For other Java programs, you can install the default-jre package to get a Java runtime;
use "apt-cache search java-virtual-machine" to see other implementations. The best options are probably openjdk-6-jre or sun-java6-jre (non-free).
By the way - anyone else had this problem? And found a way to fix this? I'd like to head/read from you...and your solution. I'm still slaying in silence here (in Runescape) and I would like to hear the agony of the ones I slay...
In the (bleak) hope of some answer/solution...I had the same effect on a PC where Runescape does work. The VLC was still active, and I did not get any (ambient) sounds in the game.
I re-installed PulseAudio on the Debian machine but without any difference.
Can it be that the system-sounds get in the way? Something else is in the way? How do I figure out what wants to make sound and thus hogs the speakers - so to speak?