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    Post How to install Java x64 (jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin) EASY!

    Hello users of Ubuntu 11.10!

    When I first started using Linux (Ubuntu).. getting Java to work on my computer was completely horrible and always failed! The java tutorial on Java.com is a little misleading.. I finally got it to work sooo today in this tutorial we will be installing java and getting the (.so) files into the plugins folder of the firefox browser, so you can accomplish adding java to your computer so you can play java games on your firefox browser!!

    LETS START! (*)= Tutorial (#)= Comment

    (*) Download the x64 Bit Java LINK --->http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/downlo...BundleId=58119
    (*)Drag the (.bin) file from your downloads file to your Desktop!
    (*)Open up your terminal
    (#)You're gonna need root permissions! I realize this is hard for new users to figure out so I'll show you how!
    (#)[Look at spoiler]
    (*)
    Code:
     $ sudo adduser (your name)
     $ sudo -i 
     $ (your login pass)
    (#)Now that your the root I advise that you use caution.. don't worry just follow this tutorial you'll be fine!
    (#) Back to the tutorial!
    (#)[Look in spoiler]
    (*)
    Code:
    $ mkdir /usr/java
    $ cd /usr/java
    $ mv /home/(username)/Desktop/jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin /usr/java
    (#)Now since you got your file to your location! simply make the file EXECUTABLE!
    Code:
    $ chmod a+x jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin
    (#)Now we got it to be executable! lets install it!
    $ ./jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin
    (#)Now that we have it installed.. we need to install it to the firefox browser.
    Code:
    $ cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
    $ ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_30/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
    (#)GREAT! Now that the plugin is inside your plugins, we're finished! You now have Java installed on your browser! ;D It's been an honor helping you!

    Please comment if this was helpful! Please! Thanks guys, remember to ask for more tutorials I will make a thread!
    Last edited by FlameHead269; January 5th, 2012 at 01:49 AM. Reason: Fixes

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    Re: How to install Java x64 (jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin) EASY!

    While I appreciate your willingness to help, I must point out a few things that immediately catch my eye.

    There should be no need for the person who installed Ubuntu to be added to sudoers.

    Your link is not where you want to go for the download. It appears to be legit, but there is no way for anyone to know since it simply downloads a .bin.

    Your instructions do not include updating Java alternatives.

    Your last command to be executed in the terminal will throw an exception.

    Please use the tutorial found here:

    http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/java

    There are instructions for both 32 bit and 64 bit users.
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    Re: How to install Java x64 (jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin) EASY!

    Ok thanks for pointing that out.. excuse my mistakes..

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    Re: How to install Java x64 (jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin) EASY!

    @QIII
    Can you explain to me why the link that you reference insists on creating a directory in the user's home directory for the java plugin instead of placing it in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins with the rest of Firefox plugins? I have never tried it there, but it just seems to me that java would only be available to the user who installed it.
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    Re: How to install Java x64 (jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin) EASY!

    The JRE works for anyone. The plugin works by user.

    The instructions describe how to make it available to other users.
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    Re: How to install Java x64 (jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin) EASY!

    No need for apologies, FlameHead. We all learn here. Me most of all!

    I spend far more time here reading through other people's solutions to problems I have than I do offering advice of my own.
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    Re: How to install Java x64 (jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin) EASY!

    I understand that the JRE is available to all users. And I understand that you can make links in each user's home. But my question is, why? If you put one link in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, it is already available to all users.
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    Re: How to install Java x64 (jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin) EASY!

    I seen this post much the same on another site which I tested and worked for what I was doing. Wish he would of just copied the post here with the instructions or added a link instead of trying to take the credit for someones work and paste incorrectly. Then again, my biggest mistake was they gave me a computer.

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    Re: How to install Java x64 (jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin) EASY!

    I can't provide you the why and wherefore, Miljet. I didn't create the tutorial. I recommend that tutorial because I have great confidence that it actually works and that it is as simple as copying and pasting. It works and it's not messy. The maintainer gives some clear comments about what is happening.

    I suspect that the answer to your specific question is that the instructions for "uninstallation" in preparation for an update would be less difficult. As you see from the instructions, the process of updating is little more than deleting some files and running the same instructions over again with a new Java update.

    There is a tutorial for Fedora that is very similar -- and which I recommend to Fedora users

    http://www.if-not-true-then-false.co...-red-hat-rhel/

    and it does put the plugin in a central location.

    But I don't maintain that tutorial either.
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    Re: How to install Java x64 (jre-6u30-linux-x64.bin) EASY!

    there used to be a .deb file for a bit older version of Java. what happened to those?
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