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Old 06-12-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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cgoban3 -- can't get it to work on Slack

Good evening --

Any Go players out there? And if so, have you tried installing cgoban3

on Slackware 13.37? I spent some time last night trying to get it working. The download is a .jnlp program, which one typically starts/installs with the 'javaws' program; however, this does not work on Slackware: I get a popup saying "Unable to launch the application," and the first line of the exception thrown is

JreExecException[Could not launch the Java Runtime Environment version /usr/lib/java]
I got the same error when I tried to run javaws using the full URL, as the page suggests.

I then spent some frustrating time trying to change JRE settings with the Java Control Panel, only to find that none of my changes would 'take': apparently this is a known bug (! a rather large one).

Then I Googled a bit and found this thread:

On the strength of this I installed the JDK, but still no happiness.

I'd be interested to hear whether anyone has succesfully installed cgoban3 on Slackware.


Old 06-13-2012, 04:25 AM   #2
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Well, as often happens, I found a solution to this not long after I posted ... I guess I just need to poke around more before I bail and post. :/

Solution 1: In Java Control Panel, under Temporary Internet Files, CGoban3 is visible. It is possible to alt-click on this and get a menu of choices.

Solution 2: I Googled 'cgoban.jar' and found a jar file to download and run.

Anyway, there it is.



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