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Old 09-21-2005, 09:27 AM   #1
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webex/Java problems


(originally posted in "General", but I meant to post here)

I'm trying to use WebEx for distance education classes but I'm having some problems getting it to start up.

I have Suse 9.1 personal and I'm trying to start it up with Firefox 1.0.2.

When I click "Join Now" for the meeting, it doesn't take long for for a warning to pop up saying I need to enable Java. When I look at my Firefox options, it shows that I have "Enable Java" marked.

I have also had java errors with MATLAB, so I'm wondering if I have Java installed correctly. When I bring up the software install page in YAST, there is a long list of Java related packages, and I do have one installed (i wish i had the name with me), but all others seem to be development-related.

Any advice would be appreciated.

ps... i also should note that webex "requires" a 22kbps connection and I have only a measley dial-up (dsl may be on the way), but I don't think that is my problem.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:42 AM   #2
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When you bring up the consol and type
Code:
java
what appears?

Noted earlier on that SuSe had some *serious* troubles with Java (am a Java programmer)

well considering that most dialups these days are 56kbps 22kbps seems fine doesnt it.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 03:22 PM   #3
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Even so, I guess I just assumed I was below their requirements since when i bring up my data rate plot, I seem to recieve about 4-8kbps at most. If that is an idicator that my modem isn't working at it's best, that would be nice to know!

I will look into the console response, thanks!
 
Old 09-21-2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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Just to be on the safe side does it say KBps or Kbps as we are back at the old bit or byte problem

56 - 64 Kbps == ~8KBps

isn't it fun ...

on the other hand 22KBps would be bout bout 175Kbps (speak slower broadband)
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:40 PM   #5
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it's kBps....

Thanks for pointing that out!

and to answer the "java" at the console prompt question, i get:

Code:
nebrown@linux:~> java
Usage: java [-options] class [args...]
           (to execute a class)
   or  java [-options] -jar jarfile [args...]
           (to execute a jar file)

where options include:
    -client       to select the "client" VM
    -server       to select the "server" VM
    -hotspot      is a synonym for the "client" VM  [deprecated]
                  The default VM is client.
....
....
.... and more stuff about options.

I would think this means I have Java, but why won't doesn't firefox like it?
 
Old 09-22-2005, 08:58 AM   #6
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Yes, correct, java is installed and also in your PATH (one of the common problems)

My educated guess is that the Fx does not have the plug-in installed or that the plug-in is at the wrong place.

Follow the instructions on this page, for installing Java Plug-in under Linux, basically it is only setting a link

Say you installed Java in /usr/java/j1.5

Then open your console, cd into your Fx plugins directory and there
Code:
ln -s /usr/java/j1.5/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so
But have a look on the web-page http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/faq#q2.2
and if memory serves, look in your rpm manager for firefox and java - could be that SuSe has a Firefox java plug-in
 
  


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