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    Question How to install java and activate in browser

    I need to install java and get it activated in my browser.
    When I go to the java site, it only offers RPM(?) format which acts like zipped files...just opening to show a bunch of folders. No install process.

    There does not seem to be a deb file available. So how do I do this?

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    Re: How to install java and activate in browser

    You can do this:

    put the line

    Code:
    deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all
    in the file /etc/apt/sources.list,

    either using Software Sources from your System Menu or by editing the file in an editor (as root)or:
    put this line in a file named (e.g.) duinsoft.list in the
    directory

    Code:
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d
    import the gpg key with the command (all on one line)

    Code:
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 5CB26B26
    enter the commands (two lines)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install update-sun-jre
    or use Synaptic to install the package
    installation of the Runtime Environment will follow automatically
    --

    #include <needsleep.h>

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    Re: How to install java and activate in browser

    The method for manually installing the latest version from java.com can be found here: Click

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    Re: How to install java and activate in browser

    Have you tried the openjdk versions of java and the icedtea plugins?

    They used to be a bit of a problem on some websites and with some java applications, but seem to work everywhere now, as far as I can see.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: How to install java and activate in browser

    I Installed OpenJDK but Chrome doesn't know that java is installed.

    So how do I tell my browser I have java???

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    Re: How to install java and activate in browser

    When you go to a site that needs java using Chrome or chromium, a display notification will appear at the top of the page asking if you wish to enable the java plugin. I can't remember if it is site specific or just a "first use" question.

    You can go to http://www.java.com/en/download/inst...tect=jre&try=1 to test your java plugin, and you may then see the on screen dialog notification about enabling java that I spoke of.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: How to install java and activate in browser

    Hi, I'm a new ubuntu user, new to linux entirely as a matter of fact, using 12.04 on a 64-bit system. I have tried every tutorial I can find and followed instructions down to the letter. STILL no java runtime environment, just a mess of useless files! NONE of the tutorials work for me, and some seem to be skipping steps. Can anybody tell me a clear and concise way to install the oracle java environment (i don't need development) and possibly clean up this mess?

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