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Old 11-30-2006, 01:41 PM   #1
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Question Plugin installs

I have just started using Ubunto. I am trying to play games on a website ( When I attempt to enter a "room" to play, I get a message saying I am missing needed plugins to display media for the games.

I click on the link to "install needed plugins". I am directed to install Java Runtime Environment. I have two problems here.
1. There are four different Java options for Linux. Linux rpm, Linux, Linux x64 or Linux x64m. I have downloaded all but Linux x64. How do I know which of these is the correct download needed?
2. How do I install the download? Is the plugin automatic with installation or separate process?

I am accustomed to Windows which has an Install Wizard. I do not find such a thing in Ubunto.

Any help would be appreciated.

Doug K
Old 11-30-2006, 01:58 PM   #2
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go here:

click 'download' next to 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 Update 10'

click 'accept' on the license agreement

your on a 32bit CPU? then under '
Linux Platform - J2SE(TM) Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10' right click and save 'Linux self-extracting file'.

to install read this: on that same page will be instructions on how to setup the plugin for a mozilla browser. if you use a different browser then search around here or other linux-oriented search engines for how to add the plugin to that browser.
Old 11-30-2006, 01:58 PM   #3
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If I remeber rightly, the JRE install files are self extracting files. Unless you are running the 64 bit version of Ubuntu, you will need the one just called 'Linux'. Download it to somewhere and then open up a terminal and run:

cd /directory/you/downloaded/it/to
sh ./jre-version.bin
Replace jre.version.bin with the name of the file you downloaded.

Not sure what will happen then, it will either install it, or create a directory with instructions inside.

Good luck.


EDIT: Beaten to it! Following the official instruction is probably the best way

Last edited by crazyjimbo; 11-30-2006 at 02:00 PM.



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