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14th November 2007, 09:00 PM
I tried without success to get java working in F8. I had destroyed my backup images of F7 so had to re-install it. after downloading all updates it took me under five minutes to get java working successfully so I guess I'm staying with 7. Had to vent. I spent a way too much time trying to get java to work in 8. I had it half there and tried for help: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=172163 but, non came. It has to be something with 8 as java works everywhere else with Firefox 2-0.0.8.
14th November 2007, 10:36 PM
I have to agree. I was unable to get sound, Citrix or Java working in Fedora 8.
I re-installed Fedora 6 on the same machine and everything worked without a hitch.
The risks of living on the bleeding edge...
14th November 2007, 11:53 PM
Is a bit early for me to talk about the sound subject, but it is another area where Fedora 8 seems a bit odd... My girlfriend's laptop doesn't seem to be producing any sound. And Fedora 8 sound configuration is alien to me, as what I'd usually do (alsamixer) doesn't "work" as I'd expect, in other words, it looks like the PCM channels are mutted, but I have no way of knowing. Will have to check for kernel modules errors and what not (strange, as the Moonshine setup had no trouble with pretty much the same kernel).
15th November 2007, 02:06 PM
I have been unable to get java to work on my F8 dell C400 laptop.
I installed the java per FAQ and after my mistakes got corrected java seems to have been installed correctly; but the test will not work.
The intel sound card however, does work
15th November 2007, 02:29 PM
My experience was pretty much the same. Firefox "about:plugins" showed java working but, in actual fact it was only half working; didn't work on the test site. Like I say back to F7 was the only course.
15th November 2007, 02:47 PM
Ya there are a couple more steps to geting it to work in F-8.
If you use Suns jre then uninstall the icedtea plugin.
All the work you did at mj's site pluss
make sure to create the plugin-link in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins-wrapped as well as /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jdk1.6.0_03/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins-wrapped/libjavaplugin_oji.so
seems we still need these-
yum install compat-libstdc++* and then
and this takes care of the java bug or who's ever bug that keeps the plugin from working properly-
Use your path to your jre for sun's jre in this comand.
sed -i 's/XINERAMA/FAKEEXTN/g' /usr/lib/jdk1.6.0_03/jre/lib/i386/xawt/libmawt.so
Or you can just use the icedtea version and hope they patch it up to working soon.
15th November 2007, 03:52 PM
I do not see the icedtea plugin, how can I make sure it is uninstalled?
15th November 2007, 04:00 PM
Iced Tea is an rpm
[mego22@redrum ~]$ rpm -qa | grep -i icedtea
you will need to run
rpm -e java-1.7.0-icedtea-plugin java-1.7.0-icedtea
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