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    Java not installing

    I'm pulling my hair out right now trying to fix this. I've installed Java 4 times tonight and made sure to uninstall completely before trying again. I did it twice with Synaptic and twice the way Java tells you to do it from their website. I have it installed THEIR way right now, but I can't get it to work with Firefox. Any help before I dump this computer down a river?

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Are you using any extension in Firefox? Does about: plugins in Firefox list Jave Plug-in?

    * There is no space between about : plugin.
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    Maybe my way will help dc. I would uninstall your previous install. I am assuming you are running Debian and Iceweasel Browser, not Firefox, to try my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    I am assuming you are running Debian and Iceweasel Browser
    Ew no. I uninstalled that pile of crap. I had java working on my previous drive and now it wants to be stupid on my new one. Lemme go try your way

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    And its still not working >__>

    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Are you using any extension in Firefox? Does about: plugins in Firefox list Java Plug-in?
    No, it only shows Flash player.

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    Interesting, here is what I recently did to install Java:

    Once you have downloaded the Java JRE, make the appropriate subdirectoies in /opt

    $ sudo mkdir -p -v /opt/java/32

    Untar, and move whole directory

    $ sudo mv -v ~/Downloads/jre1.7.0_09 /opt/java/32

    Tell Debian that there is a new version of Java:

    $ sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/opt/java/32/jre1.7.0_09/bin/java" 1

    Make this version the default:

    $ sudo update-alternatives --set java /opt/java/32/jre1.7.0_09/bin/java

    Install the firefox plugin:

    (If ~/.mozilla/plugins does not exist)
    $ mkdir -v ~/.mozilla/plugins


    $ sudo apt-get remove icedtea-6-plugin && sudo apt-get remove icedtea-7-plugin
    $ rm -v ~/.mozilla/plugins/
    $ ln -s /opt/java/32/jre1.7.0_09/lib/i386/ ~/.mozilla/plugins/

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