Now I did this before and everything worked perfectly. I recently had to reinstall Linux though, and something appears to have screwed up somewhere along the line. Either Java isn't installed correctly or LimeWire isn't.
I installed Java. 'rpm -q jre' reports 'jre-1.6.0_01-fcs' only. I guess that's normal (?). Next, I installed LimeWire using LimeWireOther from LimeWire's website, the same as I did before when it worked fine. It was recommended to me by someone to use that one instead of LimeWireLinux. However, when I ran LimeWire, the LimeWire window would open, it would place its icon on the tray, and the 'Upgrade Limewire' box would appear, followed by the 'Tip of the Day' box. However, the Limewire window itself is empty. No menus, no tabs, nothing. Right clicking the tray icon and selecting 'Exit' works just fine, the little 'Exiting LimeWire' box opens and LimeWire closes.
What I've tried:
Removing LimeWire and installing again. No change.
Removing and installing LimeWireLinux. No change.
Removing and reinstalling Java. No change.
'rpm -q java' reports 'jre-1.6.0_01-fcs'
'which java' gives an odd report though:
[root@localhost ~]# which java
/usr/bin/which: no java in (/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/opt/jdkl.6.0_01/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin)
From what I read, this isn't the way the report from this should look.
Any ideas of where to go from here?