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June 26th, 2010, 07:44 PM
Well, i don't know what to write here, other than "How?"
I can't seem to figure how to get java running for firefox, so i would appreciate some help.
Ubuntu always gets me so pissed off because it's so hard to get the most simple things installed. :(
I have 10.04
June 26th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Search for and install sun-java6-plugin with apt-get install or synaptic.
June 27th, 2010, 02:35 PM
There is no button to install/uninstall it.
When i click for more info, it says "To show more information about this item, the software catalog needs updating."
June 27th, 2010, 02:54 PM
June 27th, 2010, 03:02 PM
Just run sudo apt-get install sun-java6-plugin from terminal.
June 27th, 2010, 03:48 PM
Java is in the Partner repository as of Ubuntu 10.04. You may need to activate it by going to System > Administration > Software Sources and the Other Software tab, and put a check next to the one that says "Partner". Close the window and click OK when asked about reloading the package list. Then you can install sun-java6-plugin.
It's not hard at all, it's just different to what you're used to.
June 27th, 2010, 05:02 PM
Ok well that partner repository thing solved it :)
Thanks for the help :p
The "hard" thing is, how am i supposed to know things like this this without asking? Why didn't the software center instruct me to do this?
Also it's hard to bother learning all the terminal commands when i'm used to clicking a button in windows.
June 27th, 2010, 05:15 PM
Well...You'd just need to be experienced. That's why Linux is little hard for newbies and awesome once you get used to it :)
June 27th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Also it's hard to bother learning all the terminal commands when i'm used to clicking a button in windows
It may seem hard at the moment, but persevere with it and you will possibly find it the most useful thing about linux.
You seldom really "need" it these days but when you get used to it it can do so much, and often much quicker and easier than a GUI application.
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