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Old 10-04-2003, 09:31 PM   #1
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Java troubles

hello all...
i have redhat9.0 and im trying to chat online.
but it says the plug in doesn't support the chat room. so i went to and downloaded a bin file for the java virtual machine. when i open the bin file it just gives me a text document with all of the commands the uninstaller package is supposed to go through...
what do i do?
Old 10-05-2003, 12:59 AM   #2
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have you checked the chat prog settings?
a lot of chat progs under linux need setting up first
look for options or preferences
kopete supports most of the chat protocols, it's just a matter of telling it which one to use
Old 10-05-2003, 01:20 AM   #3
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are you using mozilla??

you need to install the java plugin

look at the tool bar in mozilla

about plugins
< ya see java??? >
top of the page
or just klick h
go there
get java
get plugger too
got every other plugin you may need
or just hereLinux RPM in self-extracting file
install java

su to root
# ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2/plugin/i386/ns610/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

if your using netscape 7.1 or mozilla 1.4
you'll need this one
# ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
( oh yea replace mozilla with netscape for netscape )Linux RPM in self-extracting file

Last edited by ehdwuld; 10-05-2003 at 05:37 AM.
Old 10-05-2003, 02:16 AM   #4
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Installation of RPM File
Use these instructions if you want to install Java 2 Runtime Environment in the form of RPM packages. If you want to use the self-extracting binary file instead, see Installation of Self-Extracting Binary.

1. Download and check the file size.

You can download to any directory you choose.

Before you download the file, notice its byte size provided on the download page on the web site. Once the download has completed, compare that file size to the size of the downloaded file to make sure they are equal.

2. Extract the contents of the downloaded file.

Change directory to where the downloaded file is located and run these commands to first set the executable permissions and then run the binary to extract the RPM file:

chmod a+x j2re-1_4_2_<version>-linux-i586-rpm.bin


Note that the initial "./" is required if you do not have "." in your PATH environment variable.

The script displays a binary license agreement, which you are asked to agree to before installation can proceed. Once you have agreed to the license, the install script creates the file j2re-1_4_2_<version>-linux-i586.rpm in the current directory.

3. Become root by running the su command and entering the super-user password.

4. Run the rpm command to install the packages that comprise the Java 2 Runtime Environment:

rpm -iv j2re-1_4_2_<version>-linux-i586.rpm

5. Delete the bin and rpm file if you want to save disk space.

6. Exit the root shell.

Last edited by ehdwuld; 10-05-2003 at 02:17 AM.


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