Thursday, February 02, 2012

Want ‘proper’ Java on Ubuntu 11.10?

 

I am of course an open source fan, but when it doesn't work, it is time for some proprietary solution. IE, Webex did not work with Icedtea Java Plugin and OpenJDK. Error "applet not initialized” at the bottom of the browser window.

So either apt-get remove or ubuntu software centre, remove OpenJDK and IcedTea java components.

then copy and paste the following:

cd 
wget https://raw.github.com/flexiondotorg/oab-java6/master/oab-java6.sh -O oab-java6.sh
chmod +x oab-java6.sh
sudo ./oab-java6.sh
sudo apt-get upgrade

Open the browser and go to:

http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

It was ask for a plug in, select the IcedTea java plug and you should be sweet.

Furth (dated) details here:

https://github.com/flexiondotorg/oab-java6

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