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Old 11-29-2018, 08:45 AM   #1
Old_Git
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Angry How to install Java-11.0.1 in Zorin 12 Ultimate 64 bit


Total Newbie to Linux although spent 25 yrs programming MS VBA Access & Excel.
Had problems installing Zorin (key strokes incorrectly interpreted) which I was advised due to drivers for my Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 graphics card. Eventually managed to install from USB to H/Disk and modified Grub by adding "nomodeset" (as advised by Zorin). I now get the Zorin boot screen but selecting the "Zorin" option loads Zorin but with problems (1)Text in Apps etc is very large (2)Zorin menu button won't work. Only way to load correctly is to select "Advanced Options" then "Linux ------- (recovery)" from the Zorin boot menu, then "Resume Boot"

Sorry about the waffle-- Checked in Zorin for graphic drivers and could see it was using a generic? Linux driver not a Nvidia driver. So thought easy-peasy go to Nvidia site and download correct drivers for my card. Fell at the first fence as the Nvidia site needed Java to be installed. Went to the Java site downloaded Jdk-11.0.1_linux64_bin.tar.gz (no idea if this is the correct Java!) Moved said file to "/home/downloads/java" then extracted files to "/home/downloads/java/Jdk-11.0.1"
SO WHAT NOW
 
Old 11-29-2018, 09:40 AM   #2
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Linux differs from Windows in that software packages are (mostly) installed from repositories ("repos").

Zorin is based on Ubuntu so you should be able to install Java from the Ubuntu repos.

First of all, confirm that you really don't have Java installed:

Code:
java --version
If you don't have it installed, first run:

Code:
sudo apt update
to synchronize your computer's package information with your repos, then:

Code:
sudo apt install default-jre
to install the Java Runtime Environment.
 
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:40 AM   #3
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[Solved] WOW - Thanks "hydrurga" went like a dream - should I install the Nvidia drivers from their site?
 
Old 11-29-2018, 11:56 AM   #4
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[Solved] WOW - Thanks "hydrurga" went like a dream - should I install the Nvidia drivers from their site?
Great. Now Nvidia is a different matter altogether and one about which I have limited knowledge. It may be that the driver you need is in the repos or it could be that you need to download it and manually install it (which can get a little trickier). There also might be a GUI method in Zorin to select your graphics driver and for Zorin to do this automatically.

What I would suggest is that you create a new thread especially about the Nvidia issue. In that thread, you should include details of which version of Zorin you are using and, if you have inxi (a useful system information tool) installed, the output from the following command which shows your system's graphics-related information:

Code:
inxi -Gxxxz
If you don't have inxi installed, then:

Code:
sudo apt install inxi
should do the trick.
 
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:56 AM   #5
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I should have added that if you want to mark this thread as "Solved" then please see "Thread Tools" at the top of the thread.
 
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