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How to Install Java

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by gaia360, Aug 19, 2012.

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  1. gaia360

    gaia360 Thread Starter

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    :confused:I have an HP desktop with Linux ubuntu OS. I have been playing Hearts until I was informed that the Java on my computer was a security risk and it was disabled. I have been trying to reinstall it without success.

    This is the message I get when I go to the Hearts site:

    "The game cannot be played with your current settings" and it has a site to click on to install Java. When I try to install Java, it eventually takes me to a place that says, "The package you requested will install shortly," but it never does. How do I enable a new version of Java so that I can play Hearts again?

    PS - When I tried to download the TSG Sysinto, I got a message box in the Archive Manager site that said, "an error occurred while loading the archive.":eek:
     
  2. John95

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    Look for Java Jre Linux in their downloads, they may require you to compile & install it.

    Alternatively, If you have Ubuntu 12.04 go to the software center & find Jre

    Jre = (Java Runtime Environment) will allow you to run java apps.
     
  3. gaia360

    gaia360 Thread Starter

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    How do I know if I have Ubuntu 12.04?
     
  4. tootle

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    sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre
    to get version
    lsb_release -a
     
  5. gaia360

    gaia360 Thread Starter

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    Where do I put the sudo, etc,? In the search engine? If so, I get the google answer page.
     
  6. JAILBR3AK3R

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    Download something calle the ubuntu restricted extras in the Ubuntu Software Center.

    It has java and flash and all that good stuff.
     
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