How to run sweethome3d in Ubuntu 11.04

Asked by Henry Folorunsho on 2012-03-10

Hi Guys

Downloaded sweet home 3d, and try to lunch the software now it wont run. on 11.04


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WHat happens when you try to run it?

Sweethome3d is a java software so need an installed java runtime

You can also run sweethome3d directly from the web from here... click on the top page online link

To run the online version still need to have a jre plugin installed

Please open a terminal and type:

which java

to detect if java is installed and can be run into your system

then try to run sweethome3d from terminal just type


Henry Folorunsho (henryxav) said : #3


Nothing happens

Henry Folorunsho (henryxav) said : #4


Nothing happens

seems you need to install java... please enable the partner repository from update-manager options then try from terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install sun-java6-jre

then retry...

Is java still packaged?

i really don't know ... but i'm afraid not we can wait for Henry feedback

Henry if you are in trouble installing java from partner repos try this:

Henry Folorunsho (henryxav) said : #9


solved by adding the PPA

i tried on Ubuntu 12.04 unstable here, i found it run with openjdk java and icedtea plugin...
so not with oracle/sun java installed...

sudo apt-get remove sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
sudo apt-get autoremove

sudo apt-get --reinstall install openjdk-6-jre icedtea6-plugin icedtea-netx

Restarted firefox to try online release it works

Started sweethome3d coming from Ubuntu packages from terminal i get a warning

[warning] /usr/bin/sweethome3d: Unable to locate /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/javaws.jar in /usr/share/java

but it seems works