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September 27th, 2009, 09:07 PM
Hello, I've installed java on earlier ubuntu OS's before, but I can't quite tell what is wrong now.
I've installed java on my current operating system (9.04) so when I type

java -version

it gives me 1.6.0_0
And i have java enabled under firefox preferences, but I still can't seem to run it on programs online (i.e. Runescape)
Has anyone had this problem?

- Thanks

September 27th, 2009, 09:17 PM
have you tried installing via synap package manager?

September 27th, 2009, 09:31 PM
Yes, I downloaded the .deb package from the java website and installed it that way

September 27th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Java is included with the package ubuntu-restricted-extras along with Flash, codecs etc its a gereat package to install on a clean system :D

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

September 27th, 2009, 10:27 PM
I'm still getting an error for Java. It tells me that it seems like Java is not installed on my computer.

September 27th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Actaully it was NOT a .deb file, it was a .bin file.

September 27th, 2009, 11:02 PM
sometimes you have to actually tell ubuntu what java to use, since typically you have more than one type of java installed.

see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java

September 27th, 2009, 11:18 PM
I've followed those steps before, that was what I used after I installed the .bin file.

September 27th, 2009, 11:19 PM
then i would look for command line arguments to pass a variable to the runescape client pointing to the directory of the java bin folder

September 27th, 2009, 11:54 PM
Well I will keep tinkering with it. Thank You all