JAVA Problem

Asked by Malcolm Maynard on 2011-03-21

I installed Qimo 2.0 on an Acer Aspire One netbook that I gave to my nephew as a birthday present.

Qimo seems to be working EXCEPT that Java doesn't seem to work on Firefox. I found this out from my brother because my nephew likes playing a lot of kids' games on line that use Java. When we tried Synaptic, it looked like everything was installed properly, but my nephew still couldn't get those sites to work.

Any idea what the problem might be? I'm thinking it might be an annoying setting somewhere that's easily overlooked; either in Firefox or in Linux itself.

Thanks...

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Have you tried installing java manually or using another browser like
chrome?
On Mar 21, 2011 6:24 PM, "Malcolm Maynard" <
<email address hidden>> wrote:
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> New question #149949 on Qimo:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/qimo/+question/149949
>
> I installed Qimo 2.0 on an Acer Aspire One netbook that I gave to my
nephew as a birthday present.
>
> Qimo seems to be working EXCEPT that Java doesn't seem to work on Firefox.
 I found this out from my brother because my nephew likes playing a lot of
kids' games on line that use Java. When we tried Synaptic, it looked like
everything was installed properly, but my nephew still couldn't get those
sites to work.
>
> Any idea what the problem might be? I'm thinking it might be an annoying
setting somewhere that's easily overlooked; either in Firefox or in Linux
itself.
>
> Thanks...
>
>
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> You received this question notification because you are a member of Qimo
> Developers, which is an answer contact for Qimo.

We tried to load Java manually.

My brother and sister-in-law are too busy to work it out. I suggested they try Midori and see what happens; I'd forgotten all about Chromium. I'll tell them to try that one too and see what happens.

Thanks!

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #3

OpenJDK should work for most situations. You need to install "Iced Tea Java 6 webstart" from the Ubuntu Software center.

If you need Sun's / Oracle's Java instead, it is now in the commercial partners repository - enabled via System > Administration > Synaptic > Settings > Repositories > Other Software.

Okay. I'll get my brother and sister in-law to check that out for my nephew's computer.

Thanks for that....

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