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I have installed OpenJDK on my 12.04. I wonder what software is needed to view a virtual tour of an apartment: http://www.realestatedimensions.com/VirtualTours/WymanTowers/?

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you need to install the java plugin for your web navigator.

  • If you use OpenJDK, try to install the IcedTea plugin : sudo apt-get install icedtea-plugin

    Then, it will be available for all web browsers (firefox, chrome, chromium).

  • If you use the JDK from Sun, it will be a little more complicated (problem of licensing, bless the Oracle lawyers :( ), because it is no more packaged for debian/ubuntu. You'll have to download the jdk directly from Oracle/Sun website and install it as explained here.

    If you have Google Chrome (or if you want to make the plugin available for all users), try something like this :

    ln -s /path/to/the/official/jre/lib/your_arch/libnpjp2.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libnpjp2.so
    
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Thanks! Just wonder if you also know about various common versions of Java and their corresponding java plugin for web browsers? Is there such a list? –  Tim Jun 21 '12 at 12:07
    
@Tim : I updated my answer with the knowledge I have about the Sun/Oracle procedure. –  Cédric Julien Jun 21 '12 at 12:22
    
Does a java plugin apply to several browsers, such as Firefox, Google Chromium? –  Tim Jun 21 '12 at 12:24
    
@Tim : yes, once installed for Firefox, IcedTead is available for Chrome/Chromium, for the Sun version, you have to make a symbolic link. –  Cédric Julien Jun 21 '12 at 12:39
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