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Aries8
 Posted: Apr 25 2012, 03:19 PM
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Hi, I'm trying to get SL6.2 running on an EeePC 900, 900MHz Celeron CPU & 4+8GB SSD's with 1GB ram.

All has gone fairly well - (the Anaconda installer did a pretty good job.)
There is a problem, with the touch pad l/h key not working properly (ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad.)

However, there are bug reports that indicate this may be solved with a kernel update.
Current kernel used is 2.6.32-220.13.1.e16.i686.
As the pad can be used reasonably well with tapping enabled or properly with an external mouse this I will leave as the last job to fix.

Where I am stuck is with Java. I was wanting to try the openjdk version, as this is updated by the system.

I have added OpenJDK Runtime Environment from the package manager but cannot get it linked to Firefox
It seems to have installed o.k as java -version returns;-

java version "1.6.0_22"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IceTea6 1.10.6) (rhel-1.43.1.10.6.el6_2-i386)
OpenJDK Client VM (build 20.0-b11, mixed mode)


Looked on forums & found [SOLVED] Need help with java plugin for Firefox 7 under Fedora 15
and Java installation not recognized SL
and [SOLVED] install java plugin for Firefox (CentOS forum)
but the solution was to load Oracle Java in each case, ah well - I may need to go there too ?

When I look in Firefox there no OpenJDK plugin so can anyone who has managed to get the open Java to work please point me in the right direction to link the open plugin to Firefox 10.0.3 ?

I really would like to try the open Java, loading proprietary SW is a bit against the grain - only in a last resort.

Many thanks in anticipation.

p.s Great Version of Linux.

Oops bad choice of topic - perhaps a moderator could change the topic from
How to install Open JDK plugin. to Problems installing Open JDK plugin. Sorry.
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lemonzest
 Posted: Apr 26 2012, 12:36 AM
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Install icedtea-web plugin biggrin.gif wub.gif http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2835777/egyptian.gif


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Aries8
 Posted: Apr 26 2012, 12:56 AM
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QUOTE (lemonzest @ Apr 26 2012, 12:36 AM)
Install icedtea-web plugin biggrin.gif  wub.gif  http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2835777/egyptian.gif


Thanks for the swift reply, much appreciated.

I just found out, by experiment, that one has to install;-

"Additional Java components for OpenJDK"

in the Package Manager. Why this did not get installed with the "OpenJDK Runtime Environment" I'm not sure.

Thanks to lemonzest the topic is now more meaningful smile.gif

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