Java does not load

Asked by Richard Reinhart on 2011-04-02

I reinstalled Ubuntu 10.10, installed Java, but does not work in firefox or chrome. In the popup I receive the error "Your browser must have Java enabled to use the Client for Java", however Java is enabled in both browsers.

How do I install Java so that it works within Firefox and Chrome?
Thanks,
RR

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Sam_
Solved:
2011-04-03
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2011-04-03
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2011-04-02
Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

Which Java is it? Maybe you just miss the browser plugin, it doesn't get installed by default, it's a suggested package during download of Java.

Please open a terminal: ctrl+alt+t
To list java version(s) type:
sudo update-java-alternatives -l

Example, if there is 64bit java installed e.g. openjdk-6-jre
the plugin for Firefox is icedtea.
During installation Firefox should be closed.
CLI:
sudo apt-get install icedtea6-plugin

Reference.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java#Choosing%20the%20default%20Java%20to%20use

Since I don't use chrome (anymore) websearch mentioned sun-java6-plugin.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?s=44d7d1f63b9c5f469012838f62994ff3&t=1255646
http://superuser.com/questions/44827/java-support-for-linux-google-chrome
http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/search.py?ctx=en%3Asearchbox&query=java

Richard Reinhart (reinhartr) said : #2

The icedtea plugin works for both firefox and chrome.
Thank you for your expert help,
RR

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #3

> icedtea plugin works for both firefox and chrome

Thanks for this useful info. Since you've tested successful, maybe you'd like to add the info to Java Wiki.

Richard Reinhart (reinhartr) said : #4

Tell me how to add to Wiki.
Thanks,
RR

On Sun, 2011-04-03 at 09:51 -0400, Sam_ wrote:
> Your question #151456 on icedtea-web in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/icedtea-web/+question/151456
>
> Sam_ posted a new comment:
> > icedtea plugin works for both firefox and chrome
>
> Thanks for this useful info. Since you've tested successful, maybe you'd
> like to add the info to Java Wiki.
>