Getting Java to work on 12.10

Asked by Ivan on 2012-10-20

Hello, I am having trouble getting Java to workwith Firefox on Ubuntu 12.10 32bit system. It worked on 12.04 and LTZ 64bit. I am using a 32bit system now.

I've went to java.com and tried installing the options they have. I also went to the Software center and nothing worked. I even opend up a terminal and tried from there installing 6 and 7. Both did not work. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. It says that it was installed, but when I check on java.com to see if I have it installed it says " No java has been detected."

I did a fresh install to start all over. I no longer have anything on my os right now just incase I did something wrong. Waiting for any type of advice

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2012-10-20
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2012-10-25
Ivan (rototrix) said : #2

So far everything has worked. When I tried to update java alternatives this is what happened. Not sure if this matters or not.

ivan@DeathCorps:~$ sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-7-oracle

update-java-alternatives: directory does not exist: /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle

It says the directory doesn't exist???

Bhaveek Desai (bhaveekdesai) said : #3

Make sure you have the latest java installed, then follow the steps here:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/manual-plugin-install-linux-136395.html

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