Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have installed OpenJDK on my 12.04. I wonder what software is needed to view a virtual tour of an apartment:


share|improve this question

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/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
share|improve this answer
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

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.