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linuxph
 Posted: Dec 4 2011, 10:40 AM
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Hello to all.

This is my first post here. I am from the Philippines and I have been drawn to SL due to its stability.

I was once an Ubuntu user and have given-up on their "cutting-edge" Gnome 3 and Unity with Ubuntu 11.10.

I have currently installed SL 6.1 LiveCD successfully. I just need 2 things to work my browsers pefectly.

I regularly visit websites that require sun-java6 (I had this on Ubuntu) and flash-plugin.

For example, I visit news websites like www.philstar.com (The Philippine Star newspaper) and I also check quotes on www2.pse.com.ph (The Philippine Stock exchange)

when i type a quote for example "AC" (Ayala Corporation) and check the chart section, the browser tells me I have to install sun-java but I cannot find a way to do so since it is not in the available packages.

I am familiar with .deb (Debian and Ubuntu) but not with .rpm.

Hopefully someone can help me.

Thank you.
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U308
 Posted: Dec 4 2011, 01:13 PM
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I always use the version from Oracle's site - not the openjdk/icedtea plugin from the repos,
because Opera doesn't work with the icedtea plugin.

Have a look at this thread http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=1139&hl=java

Disadvantage is you have to check for updates regularly yourself at the Oracle site.

Does Firefox not pick up on the icedtea plugin ? Add-ons > Plugins.
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linuxph
 Posted: Dec 4 2011, 01:32 PM
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QUOTE (U308 @ Dec 4 2011, 09:13 PM)
I always use the version from Oracle's site - not the openjdk/icedtea plugin from the repos,
because Opera doesn't work with the icedtea plugin.

Have a look at this thread http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=1139&hl=java

Disadvantage is you have to check for updates regularly yourself at the Oracle site.

Does Firefox not pick up on the icedtea plugin ? Add-ons > Plugins.


thank you very much for your reply.

it does seem that the icedtea does not work on all the sites that i use. i will try to install using the link that you have provided. do i have to uninstall icedtea before trying the oracle version?

thank you once again.
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U308
 Posted: Dec 4 2011, 02:16 PM
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QUOTE (linuxph @ Dec 4 2011, 03:32 PM)
QUOTE (U308 @ Dec 4 2011, 09:13 PM)
I always use the version from Oracle's site - not the openjdk/icedtea plugin from the repos,
because Opera doesn't work with the icedtea plugin.

Have a look at this thread http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=1139&hl=java

Disadvantage is you have to check for updates regularly yourself at the Oracle site.

Does Firefox not pick up on the icedtea plugin ? Add-ons > Plugins.


thank you very much for your reply.

it does seem that the icedtea does not work on all the sites that i use. i will try to install using the link that you have provided. do i have to uninstall icedtea before trying the oracle version?

thank you once again.

Yes, you need to uninstall icedtea plugin, and if you are going with Oracle's jre, then may as well
uninstall openjdk as well.
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 Posted: Dec 4 2011, 11:29 PM
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QUOTE (linuxph @ Dec 4 2011, 11:40 AM)
I have currently installed SL 6.1 LiveCD successfully.
... I also check quotes on www2.pse.com.ph (The Philippine Stock exchange)

when i type a quote for example "AC" (Ayala Corporation) and check the chart section, the browser tells me I have to install sun-java but I cannot find a way to do so since it is not in the available packages.

I have no problems with Firefox 3.6.24 and icedtea on that site.
Openjdk and the icedtea plugin are not contained by the LiveCD, so I assume no Java was installed. You can install it e.g. by command (as root):
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yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk icedtea-web


Openjdk and icedtea-plugin are maintained by SL and get automatic updates.
If you prefer or need Sun's java you have to check for updates yourself as U308 has written.

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linuxph
 Posted: Dec 5 2011, 12:43 AM
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yes i was able to get it to work on www2.pse.com.ph but it will not work when i go to the charting services found at www.citiseconline.com which uses java charts produced by http://www.wdsoftware.com/

it shows a problem like APPLET: NOT INITIALIZED or something like that.

thank you once again.
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U308
 Posted: Dec 5 2011, 07:14 AM
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QUOTE (linuxph @ Dec 5 2011, 02:43 AM)
yes i was able to get it to work on www2.pse.com.ph but it will not work when i go to the charting services found at www.citiseconline.com which uses  java charts produced by http://www.wdsoftware.com/

it shows a problem like APPLET: NOT INITIALIZED or something like that.

thank you once again.

That's strange, your site works for me with both Firefox and Opera. Are you sure you have javascript enabled for that site ? Here another charting site .. http://stockcharts.com/

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linuxph
 Posted: Dec 6 2011, 10:32 AM
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thank you for your replies.

i think it will work on the "sample" site but not on the actual www.citiseconline.com.ph which uses https.

would https affect java?
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U308
 Posted: Dec 6 2011, 12:51 PM
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QUOTE (linuxph @ Dec 6 2011, 12:32 PM)
thank you for your replies.

i think it will work on the "sample" site but not on the actual www.citiseconline.com.ph which uses https.

would https affect java?

I think someone else needs to help here as I am pretty clueless when it comes to java problems. Could be a certificate validation error like certificate not signed, or something
totally different.
Unfortunately I can't simply login to see whether I get the same. You might want to try
the Java SE 6 Update 29.

Sorry for not being very helpful, I know how frustrating it can be as I am trading for my own
account and frequently refer to graphs.
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linuxph
 Posted: Dec 7 2011, 09:27 AM
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i think i need a step-by-step guide to install the official .rpm file for sun-java6

are there any repositories that have this?

thank you.
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 Posted: Dec 11 2011, 10:48 PM
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QUOTE (linuxph @ Dec 7 2011, 09:27 AM)
i think i need a step-by-step guide to install the official .rpm file for sun-java6

are there any repositories that have this?

thank you.


Hi,
try to install JRE from Oracle site.

e.g like here:
oracle java

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