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July 8, 2013

Install ‘real’ java

I use a lot of out-of-band management like ASM, DRAC, etc, along with java vnc plugins for various products. I haven’t been having a lot of luck running them on my Ubuntu laptop. Over the weekend it finally dawned on me what might be going on. I am not running the Oracle Java, but the OpenJDK one with the icedtea plugin that is installed as part of Ubuntu.

I found a repo that has an installer script:

http://www.webupd8.org/2012/01/install-oracle-java-jdk-7-in-ubuntu-via.html

This works really well.

I would possibly suggest that you uninstall openjdk and icedtea:

`I use a lot of out-of-band management like ASM, DRAC, etc, along with java vnc plugins for various products. I haven’t been having a lot of luck running them on my Ubuntu laptop. Over the weekend it finally dawned on me what might be going on. I am not running the Oracle Java, but the OpenJDK one with the icedtea plugin that is installed as part of Ubuntu.

I found a repo that has an installer script:

http://www.webupd8.org/2012/01/install-oracle-java-jdk-7-in-ubuntu-via.html

This works really well.

I would possibly suggest that you uninstall openjdk and icedtea:

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After doing this, things work much better.

© Greg Cockburn