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    Re: ALEKS will work on Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by NWcustomcode View Post
    Open a shell and type

    locate lib/ext

    Here is my some sample output that you may see

    /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.06/jre/lib/ext
    /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.06/jre/lib/ext/aleksPack10.jar
    /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.06/jre/lib/ext/dnsns.jar
    /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.06/jre/lib/ext/localedata.jar
    /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.06/jre/lib/ext/meta-index
    /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.06/jre/lib/ext/sunjce_provider.jar
    /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.06/jre/lib/ext/sunpkcs11.jar

    replace java-6-sun-1.6.0.00 with what shows on your system.
    When I type locate lib/ext I get this:

    Code:
    /usr/lib/python2.5/idlelib/extend.txt
    What does that mean?

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    Re: ALEKS will work on Ubuntu

    thanks a lot! I almost had to go back to using windows. Saved me quite a bit of trouble.

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    Re: ALEKS will work on Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by 56phil View Post
    Hi all,

    Many of you are headed to school this month. Some portion of you will be asked to use a CBI program for math called ALEKS. ALEKS does not support Linux, but the program will work on Ubuntu.

    ALEKS requires a Java plug-in called aleksPack10.jar which must be manually downloaded and installed on Linux. The page describing the process on ALEKS is barely helpful. Here's what worked for me:
    Code:
    sudo cp aleksPack10.jar /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.00/jre/lib/ext/
    Hope this will save you a few hours looking for the right directory.
    I used this code and a message comes up "cannot stat 'aleksPack10.jar': No such file or directory" I have the file on my desktop. does it need to be somewhere else? I pretty new at using the terminal, please help!

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    Re: ALEKS will work on Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by dgriffin View Post
    I used this code and a message comes up "cannot stat 'aleksPack10.jar': No such file or directory" I have the file on my desktop. does it need to be somewhere else? I pretty new at using the terminal, please help!
    if it is on your desktop type after cp type "~/Desktop/aleksPark10.jar" The "~" is a shortcut for your home directory. So the whole command line would be
    sudo cp ~/Desktop/aleksPack10.jar /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.00/jre/lib/ext/
    another thing that I ran into was that my java was a different version. So find out the version of java that you're running and change the name of the directory.. for example I had to type "/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.16/jre/lib/ext"

    I'm running Karmic. I thought I'd add something because it looked like you added this aug 09. I hope I replied in time. VIVA EL UBUNTU!
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    Gateway Intel Express Chipset 945, 4GB RAM, Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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    Exclamation Re: ALEKS will work on Ubuntu

    I've been making the rounds on the forums with my aleks related problem, here it is:

    ************
    K, now i've got a new problem for you...

    Aleks fully installed and "functional."
    Program is loading and initializing smoothly, program comes online and is (apparently) completely operational... HOWEVER...

    The actual problem interfaces (as it's a math homework program, it has interfaces where you input your final answer as well as "buttons," which are some form of script link, for getting explanations as well as other basic GUI functions within the program (back, next, done, etc.). THESE SCRIPTS ARE NOT RUNNING. The result is that when i attempt to actually perform the point of the program and solve a homework problem, I CANNOT ACTUALLY ANSWER IT. not only that, but even if i could answer it, without the "done" button rendering, i cannot actually submit my answer!

    Ask anything you need to know, and i'll tell you.

    ubuntu 10.04, firefox 3.--something (latest), jre6 (reinstalled literally yesterday, so should be the latest version, most importantly, jre IS working.)

    Any help GREATLY appreciated. like everyone else who seems to be having this problem, if i cant get ALEKS running right, i automatically fail this math course.
    ***********

    please and thank you!
    obviously need help!

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    Talking Re: ALEKS will work on Ubuntu

    Nevermind, whatever kink it was worked itself out. No idea what did it, but it works now. Didn't even do a system update and the glitch is gone. Totally stumped, but oh well.

    thanks anyway.
    ~Q

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    Thumbs down Re: ALEKS will work on Ubuntu

    For Ubuntu 10.04 I used the following line to get the Aleks Plugin to work:

    sudo cp aleksPack10.jar /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.22/jre/lib/ext/

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    Re: ALEKS will work on Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by PSmall04901 View Post
    For Ubuntu 10.04 I used the following line to get the Aleks Plugin to work:

    sudo cp aleksPack10.jar /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.22/jre/lib/ext/
    Thanks, PSmall04901! This was driving me batty, because java-6-sun-1.6.0.26 has two ext directories. Moving it to the one under jre/lib did the trick.

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    Re: ALEKS will work on Ubuntu

    I tried these instructions but I get the following message:

    cp: cannot create regular file `/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.20/jre/lib/ext/': No such file or directory

    I am using Ubuntu 10.10

    Thanks, in advance, for your help!

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    Talking Re: ALEKS will work on Ubuntu

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! One would think a college software company would know to support Linux, but whatever. Works great on my Mint system.
    Code:
    sudo cp aleksPack10.jar /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.26/jre/lib/ext/
    Everyone should browse to /usr/lib/jvm/ to see what version of the JVM you are running to be sure you don't get the directory not found message.

    Those who have commented on problems inputing answers, etc. I was having the same problems with Windows, I think it is a problem with their Java coding (try clearing your cache, it seemed to help).

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