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    NoJava on new install

    Newest version install does not include java ? Net video files will not run. Error message says i need to install java. Haven't been able to do that yet, need help. I looked for a faq but didn't see one. really need help, i could mess around with this issue for days, and possibly figure it out, but i am sure somebody here has a quick fix.
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: NoJava on new install

    There are a lot of different options available with respect to Java, so you can choose what fits your requirements:

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

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    Re: NoJava on new install

    FWIW, OpenJDK is the easiest to install and seems to work perfectly well for the few things I've asked it to do.

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    Re: NoJava on new install

    open a Terminal window with [CTRL]+{ALT]+[T] and paste in it the following command:
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    sudo apt-get install -y openjdk-7-jre icedtea-7-plugin
    then press [ENTER] and type your password.

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    Re: NoJava on new install

    This is an easy how-to for Sun (Oracle) Java:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/java

    Should you prefer a repository for it, then the Duinsoft repository mentioned in the how-to is a good choice: I know the maintainer personally, and he's very quick with issuing new updates (usually within a day after Oracle has issued a new version of Java).

    Good luck!

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    Re: NoJava on new install

    Quote Originally Posted by iMac71 View Post
    open a Terminal window with [CTRL]+{ALT]+[T] and paste in it the following command:
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    sudo apt-get install -y openjdk-7-jre icedtea-7-plugin
    then press [ENTER] and type your password.
    I did that and loaded several pages of code and ended with my terminal prompt, so i assume it finished.
    However, no joy still cannot play u-tube files - reports "need flash player"

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    Re: NoJava on new install

    Java is not flash. They are two very different things that work very well in their own respects. Java has almost nothing to do with YouTube videos, or porn... whatever flash you're really watching.

    Go to the software center, search for "Ubuntu Restricted Extras" and install the entire package. This includes java/icedtea, flash, various codecs, etc... almost everything you need except for encrypted DVD's.

    Ubuntu cannot legally give you all of these in a fresh install, but installing yourself afterward is fine after you verify that you acknowledge the terms and policies and such.

    *EDIT: Oh, just so you know, Windows and MAc can't really legally do that either. The manufacturers mostly install all that junk on the computers they sell after the OS in a mega-package deal that mostly sucks. Ubuntu has a lot of bloat too, but java and flash do not belong to them, nor microsoft or apple... but when paid for, computers can ship with java and flash and norton and all the other stuff. Ubuntu is free, and much more powerful, like a boss.
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    Re: NoJava on new install

    I am aware that java is not flash; i thought it may have been loaded with the java package.
    i do mostly music videos, if a bewbie happens to show up occasionally, well what can you do!

    I have tried several times to load flash with no success. Thanks for your suggestions, i'll give it a shot. For what it is worth i almost certainly a, newbie but i am also a retired electrical engineer, so i may not be completely clueless, even if appearences occasionally indicate otherwise

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    Re: NoJava on new install

    The easiest way to play flash videos is to install ubuntu restricted extras:
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    sudo apt-get install -y ubuntu-restricted-extras
    During the installation process you'll be asked if you want to install the Microsoft Truetype fonts by accepting or rejecting the Microsoft EULA; the positive or negative answer to that question doesn't affect at all the installation of the flash plugin.

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    Re: NoJava on new install

    I wasn't hating on you wray, I was just putting that out there

    Some people don't really get why you can't watch flash and do other basic things at times from a fresh install of a FREE OS when compared to that new Mac or Toshiba they got with Windows 8.

    Well, duh... you paid for it, which means paying for the hardware, OS, and proprietary software from the vendor, manufacturer, and anyone else who has their hand in getting that computer to you!!! LOL Still, glad you decided to come to the light side of the force here, been on ubuntu specifically for quite some time and haven't looked back unless I want to play battlefield 3 or something like that...

    Restricted extras should solve your problems though. As for excrypted DVD's though, just google that. I think as of 12.10, you don't need to add a ppa, just a small library package if I'm not mistaken. but I'm on 12.04 still and need to update my junk
    When your entire life is measured in one moment, you change the concept of time.

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