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    Installing Java for games

    Hello everyone, I'm sure this has been asked over and over again, but I very new to Ubuntu and need to know how to install Java, It is required for some games my wife plays. Thanks for any assistance.

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    Post Re: Installing Java for games

    Well you might need a java runtime(JRE) and integrate it with the web browser you play games on.You can download JRE from here.I am assuming that you use Ubuntu,so download the 'tar' file(the one with extension .tar.gz).Also download the package according to your processor.(For 32 bit processor it is x86 and 64 bit it is x64).Once you have downloaded the package,untar it.Use this command on the command line.
    Code:
    tar -zxvf packagename
    Once done run the setup script to install JRE.You can google out to find out how to integrate the JRE plugin with the browser.

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    Re: Installing Java for games

    For the complete procedure follow this link

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    Re: Installing Java for games

    Have you read the wiki page?
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Installing Java for games

    Hey thanks everyone! Got it solved. Just Googleed it and went to, www.julianfernandez.com, and bingo! Downloaded, installed it and worked like a champ! Thank you Julian Fernandez for a great site! Mark this one solved!

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    Re: Installing Java for games

    Not crazy yet but just about to get there. Not real "up to speed" on how to do this but not having any luck at all installing Java 7-17 following the step-by-step ggiven above. I only get a short distance and run into the wall on going any further. Below is what shows up as I follow the directions. Any suggestions for somebody that doesn't "speak" linux or computer?

    Thanks for the assist. Here's what I get in terminal:

    flyfishingphil@flyfishingphil-Satellite-L305:~$ java -version
    java version "1.7.0_15"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_15-b03)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 23.7-b01, mixed mode)
    flyfishingphil@flyfishingphil-Satellite-L305:~$ cd /home/"flyfishingphil"/Downloads
    flyfishingphil@flyfishingphil-Satellite-L305:~/Downloads$ sudo -s cp -r jre-7u17-linux-i586.tar.gz /usr/local/java
    [sudo] password for flyfishingphil:
    flyfishingphil@flyfishingphil-Satellite-L305:~/Downloads$ cd /usr/local/java
    bash: cd: /usr/local/java: Not a directory
    flyfishingphil@flyfishingphil-Satellite-L305:~/Downloads$

    Do I need to go in somewhere and remove everything java related and start over? If so, any place there are step-by-steps on that? Do I need to get into "Root" and, if so, how do I do that?

    Thanks for helping somebody that is lost in the "forest"!

    ffp
    HP EliteBook 2530p 120GiB HDD, 2GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo CPU L9400 1.86GHz X2, Moile Intel GM45 Express Chipset, OS is 64 bit

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    Re: Installing Java for games

    Instead of downloading and installing Java manually just use the following commands...
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
    This method is under the title 'Using webupd8.org's strikingly simple method' on the Ubuntu Java wiki page.


    In case you are still interested in continuing with the manual installation you've got a typo in the following command...
    Code:
    sudo -s cp -r jre-7u17-linux-i586.tar.gz /usr/local/java
    What you've done is copied the jre-7u17-linux-i586.tar.gz file to a file called java in the /usr/local directory.
    If you intended to copy the file into the /usr/local/java directory you needed an extra / at the end of the command...
    Code:
    sudo -s cp -r jre-7u17-linux-i586.tar.gz /usr/local/java/
    Last edited by Cheesemill; March 18th, 2013 at 06:23 PM.
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Installing Java for games

    The absolutely easiest way to do this is to go to the Java wiki in my signature, "Oracle Java 7", "Command line methods", "Using webupd8.org's strikingly simple method"

    Edit: Ninja'd by Cheesemill!

    I used the word "strikingly" in the wiki for a reason!
    Last edited by QIII; March 18th, 2013 at 06:34 PM.

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    Re: Installing Java for games

    Muchas Gracias!!!

    Tood bad I hadn't come across that earlier! Several hours of frustration cleared out in just the download/install times. Everything seems to be working right again but will be back if I come across any problems.

    Great solution that should be put in a permanent post.

    ffp
    HP EliteBook 2530p 120GiB HDD, 2GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo CPU L9400 1.86GHz X2, Moile Intel GM45 Express Chipset, OS is 64 bit

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