View Full Version : [ubuntu] Please help uninstalling/re-installing JRE

March 8th, 2009, 04:01 AM
OK, so I am new to Ubuntu and slaved getting everything just right and am satisfied except w/ my java. I have read and re-read all over these forums and other forums and attempted to watch a video on youtube :( to no prevail now I am stuck w/ a "form" which I believe does not help at all. In firefox about : plugins the "java" i have right now is GCJ Web Browser Plugin (using IcedTea) 1.0, and it does not work. SO i tried to remove it in add/remove programs and get the message "
One or more applications depend on sun-java6-bin. To remove sun-java6-bin and the dependent applications, use the Synaptic package manager." so i headed to synaptic and there was nothing... really what i would like to do is get a fresh start, and re-install it. It seems though alot of How To's are out of date if ANYONE knows of one that would work for me i would appreciate it.
Ubuntu 8.04 x64

March 8th, 2009, 05:21 AM
You must be sure that you don't have two flash plugins installed in Mozilla. flash-plugin-nonfree is recomended by many users here. In several cases the conflict was solved by removing gnash and swfdec

March 8th, 2009, 05:25 AM
Be sure you have ubuntu-restricted-extras installed

March 8th, 2009, 05:40 AM
I just saw that you are running on x64. Make sure you install x64 plugins. Sorry.

March 10th, 2009, 02:21 AM
thanks i have flash-nonfree its the java i would like, i did not know about the ubuntu-restricted-extras so i grabbed it from synaptic :) very nice never knew about it...i saw on ubuntu that it came w/ java sun-6 but under synaptic i didn't see it included, we'll see how it plays out but ill check it for updates and get back...

March 10th, 2009, 02:34 AM
I don't believe java plugin for x86_64 is included in the repos. You need to download and install it by hand from Sun's site.

March 10th, 2009, 02:39 AM
OK so I installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras package via synaptic, did a complete removal of my gcj which did remove itself from about:plugins so now i need a plug in that will work. Sorry if this has been aked before but i cannot find the solution anywhere oh and btw i don't remember where i read i think it was off the java sun site that they do not make a x64 plug in....any help thanks

March 10th, 2009, 02:50 AM

March 10th, 2009, 04:10 AM
ty taurus solved