View Full Version : [ubuntu] Java issues after update to 8.0.4

September 10th, 2008, 03:31 AM
Hi All, I'd REALLY appreciate some help. I have to use an emulator run by java for my job. The other day I updated my system to 8.0.4. Now, when I open Firefox and try to login to my emulator it says Additional Plugins are required to view this page. So, I click on the download plugins. It says the following plugins are available: Java Runtime Environment. I press next to install and then it says Not Available. Then it gives the option for a manual install. I've tried this over and over to no avail. I would very much welcome any help with this. As I said I REALLY need this for my job.

September 10th, 2008, 04:48 PM
are you running 32 bit or 64 bit?
Cos sun-java plugins are available for 32 bit. You have to use iced-tea for 64 bits.

September 10th, 2008, 05:34 PM
Make sure that the multiverse repository is enabled. Go to System>Admistration>Software Sources to check.

September 10th, 2008, 06:51 PM
Where do I find out if it's 32 or 64 bit?

Yes, multiverse is enabled.

September 10th, 2008, 06:58 PM
type uname -m in a terminal window. It would tell i686 if you're on x86 and amd64 on x64.

September 10th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Alright try installing this package: sun-java6-plugin

That will install the java plugin for Firefox.

September 10th, 2008, 09:05 PM
I typed in the terminal and it came up i686.

sun java 6 plugin is already installed.