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June 20th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Using Hardy Heron AMD64 on Core2Duo with 4GB memory (first time trying 64 bit edition...)

Nothing Java works. I fear I have really screwed it up now as I have been all over trying many different things. Even installed Sun's version of Java.

When I go to http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml?ff3 I get "Start:applet not initialized." in the lower left corner. Nothing java works in the browser.

Any thoughts?

June 20th, 2008, 09:55 PM
From the 64 bit user's forum: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=774956
The problem is that for the Sun Java, there is not yet a 64 bit plugin for FF, e.g., so to use 64 bit, one needs to use the open-source java as outlined in the link (which was f/k/a "iced tea").

EDIT: If using Sun Java is highly important to you, you would need to install the 32 bit 8.04 on your system, and proceed accordingly.

June 23rd, 2008, 12:16 AM
I was having similar issues. My wife couldn't play her online games that she oh so loves.....

any way I was d-loading everything and apt-get updating everything with no positive results.

I happened across this link on mozilla's help for java section

any way I d-loaded what it suggested and it works.

Try it out and post if it worked for you.:cool:

June 23rd, 2008, 12:24 AM
What is the output of...

java -version

June 24th, 2008, 05:33 AM
~$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_06"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_06-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 10.0-b22, mixed mode, sharing)

June 24th, 2008, 05:42 AM
The games / java stuff you are all talking about are Java Applets right?

Make sure you have java enabled in firefox.

Tools > Options > Content > Enable Java (make sure its checked)

Also, what is the text displayed to you when you open Tools > Java Console.

Should look something like this:

Java Plug-in 1.6.0_05
Using JRE version 1.6.0_05 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM
User home directory = <HOME DIR>

c: clear console window
f: finalize objects on finalization queue
g: garbage collect
h: display this help message
l: dump classloader list
m: print memory usage
o: trigger logging
p: reload proxy configuration
q: hide console
r: reload policy configuration
s: dump system and deployment properties
t: dump thread list
v: dump thread stack
x: clear classloader cache
0-5: set trace level to <n>

en_US: /res/dldir_en.res