Thanks Terry, I tried what you said but it didn't work:
The compiler errors are thus:
kirk@HPdesktop:~/java$ echo $CLASSPATH
A hundred errors just like that, all looking for the "javax.media.opengl.GL" interface that lives in the jogl.jar file. I know it's there, I checked, and the same program compiles and runs fine on my laptop that also has the same commands in the .bashrc file and also runs Karmic Koala, which is why I'm so utterly confused as to why this is happening.
LHRSystemModel.java:702: cannot find symbol
symbol : method glColor3f(float,float,float)
location: interface javax.media.opengl.GL
gl.glColor3f(1.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f);
I somehow cannot convince this computer to go look in the jogl.jar file that lives in the directory I tell it and use it for compilation.
Strangely, when I run the "javac" command like this:
it finds the jogl.jar files, but says:
javac -classpath /home/kirk/jogl111a/lib/jogl.jar;/home/kirk/java LHRDesign.java
javac: no source files
Usage: javac <options> <source files>
use -help for a list of possible options
bash: /home/kirk/java: is a directory