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    okay, so i have a "Asus Eee PC 1215T" netbook i don't know what specs to include, so i just copied what was in the system monitor page:

    ubuntu maverick 10.10,
    kernal linux 2.6.35-30 generic
    Gnome 2.230

    i want to install JAVA but i don't understand the instructions on their page:

    http://www.java.com/en/download/help...l.xml#download

    what the heck am i suppose to put for a root password? they say, "Note about root access: To install Java in a system-wide location such as /usr/local, you must login as the root user to gain the necessary permissions. If you do not have root access, install Java in your home directory or a subdirectory for which you have write permissions."

    but i have no idea what they're talking about. why does it have to be so difficult?!? some programs i can download from ubuntu software center, JAVA is such a common used thing i would have thought it would be in there. how am i suppose to tell what version of JAVA to download? oh i'm so very confused.....

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    Re: oh my gosh, i just want to install JAVA, why does it have to be so HARD!!!!

    Hi, open software center and install java from there, you will need to accept the agreement when asked.

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    Re: oh my gosh, i just want to install JAVA, why does it have to be so HARD!!!!

    i tried that, but there isn't a java in my software

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    Re: oh my gosh, i just want to install JAVA, why does it have to be so HARD!!!!

    Hi, are connected to the internet? Did you see a lot of packages when you opened software center or is it empty?

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    Re: oh my gosh, i just want to install JAVA, why does it have to be so HARD!!!!

    Hi, also you could open a terminal by hitting ctrl+alt+t then paste this command in to it.
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    sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk openjdk-6-jre
    You can accept the agreement by moving the errors keys to high light ok then hit enter.

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    Re: oh my gosh, i just want to install JAVA, why does it have to be so HARD!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, are connected to the internet? Did you see a lot of packages when you opened software center or is it empty?
    yeah, i have the internet up...when i type in "java" in the search field in the software center, i see other packages, such as "openJDK java 6 runtime" and "icedtea java plugin"..they have check marks next to them indicating i installed them...but there's no plain ol' java to select.

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    Re: oh my gosh, i just want to install JAVA, why does it have to be so HARD!!!!

    Hi, you do not need plain old java, but you probably can only use ice tea or the Jdk not both at the same time.

    What is it that you are wanting to do but can not because of java?

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    Re: oh my gosh, i just want to install JAVA, why does it have to be so HARD!!!!

    okay, i entered the command:

    sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk openjdk-6-jre
    and i typed in y for yes...it says it will take 36 minutes to load....so we'll see what happens after that

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    Re: oh my gosh, i just want to install JAVA, why does it have to be so HARD!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, you do not need plain old java, but you probably can only use ice tea or the Jdk not both at the same time.

    What is it that you are wanting to do but can not because of java?


    i wanted to be able to print coupons from home, but i need to install a "coupon printer" first, and i also wanted to be able to play around on this website:

    http://morph.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Transformer/

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    Re: oh my gosh, i just want to install JAVA, why does it have to be so HARD!!!!

    If you want to install the oracle java engine you have to enable certain repositories.
    Take a look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu . I believe the oracle java is in the multiverse.
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