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Old 09-23-2009, 07:18 AM   #1
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Java Sucks?


i'm running ubuntu 9.04 64bit my java version 1.6.0.0 sun microsystems but it just doesn't mater 32bit OS is the same.
To be fair this is maybe a sun only problem but cant get any other java to work on my system.
It really sucks if you go anywhere java heavy like text based chat it'
s all wacked and mostly unusable. You type and nothings there or its distorted, slow and freezes up. I was really shocked and disappointed to find linux java in such a mess because its not a new linux program.
 
Old 09-23-2009, 09:25 AM   #2
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I was really shocked and disappointed to find linux java in such a mess because its not a new linux program.
It's not such a mess. It works just fine on ever linux machine I've used, both for hosting server applications and for java applets on the web.

Maybe if you show us a screenshot we can figure out what the problem is for you?

Adam
 
Old 09-23-2009, 03:02 PM   #3
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well it might work just peachy on a server but..
here try this site http://www.javachatrooms.net/
just one of hundreds out there, switch between rooms and applets
see how well it works. I know your 1st response is well its their fault well no my xp can run
any of them fine. It might be my fault too i might have something configured wrong but i doubt it
Runescape seems to work well so i think the problem is limited with the text stuff.
P.S.
Thanks for responding to me.

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Old 09-23-2009, 03:22 PM   #4
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I have used many sites with java, including many chatrooms. I just bounced back and forth between two of the chatrooms on that site you linked to without any problems.
 
Old 09-23-2009, 04:48 PM   #5
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Ok i don't know what to say...
When i go there or elsewhere, and not all the time mind you I lose my cursor and cant type anything in the box usually its very slow sometimes it freezes up on me. I've got Ubuntu 64 bit OS but when i had a 32 bit copy it did the same thing.
This same machine had vista and no problem same site.
I don't really care about text chat, but that's not the point, like i said runescape works fine and that's very graphical.
One thing i do know is i cant run open GL that's an intel problem and i was told the fix is in Ubunu9.10
I was waiting for the official release.
thanks for the help
Peter
 
Old 09-23-2009, 05:48 PM   #6
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Ok i don't know what to say...
When i go there or elsewhere, and not all the time mind you I lose my cursor and cant type anything in the box usually its very slow sometimes it freezes up on me. I've got Ubuntu 64 bit OS but when i had a 32 bit copy it did the same thing.
This same machine had vista and no problem same site.
I don't really care about text chat, but that's not the point, like i said runescape works fine and that's very graphical.
One thing i do know is i cant run open GL that's an intel problem and i was told the fix is in Ubunu9.10
I was waiting for the official release.
thanks for the help
Peter
You are almost certainly not using the Java you think you are. Here's how to find out.

Step 1 -- get CLI Java version:

Code:
$ java -version
Should be something like:

java version "1.6.0_07"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_07-b06)
Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 10.0-b23, mixed mode)

But should not be the open-source Java that is shipping with many Linux distributions lately.

Step 2 -- find out what Java Firefox is using. Type
Code:
about:plugins
in the Firefox address bar and scroll down to the Java components. If there is anything other than "Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_07-b06", then link Firefox to the right plugin. In particular, if a plugin with the name "IcedTea" is listed, disable it.

And read this: How to enable Java in Firefox
 
Old 09-23-2009, 08:30 PM   #7
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Is there a 64bit java that has a web applet portion?

There wasn't last I checked. I could do the java thing, but I had another 32bit distro installed and I chroot'd to that distro to access java based sites. It wasn't pretty, but functional. After a whole bunch of mount -o bind type stuff. I think they've been griping about this since like 2002, and java still hadn't had a 64 bit browser applet many YEARS later. I think they finally did come out with a windows version, not sure about the linux one though. Make sure you downloaded and installed the right version. And check aboutlugins to see if it registered.
 
Old 09-23-2009, 09:40 PM   #8
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I've tried 64bit, icedtea6-bin & sun-jre-bin-1.6. And I have to say the sun-jre-bin has been pretty snappy for me. I had troubles using the icedtea6-bin with nsplugin.
 
  


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