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I am trying to get my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop to be able to run games on

First none of the games on pogo would work because of outdated flash. Then I learned of google chrome with pep flash and some of the games would work but not all of them due to outdated java.

I have iced tea plugin for my chrome but have no idea what versions of java it supports.

I need java7 to run the pogo online games, so i tried to install openjdk7 but it would not show up on my chrome plugins. If anyone could help me figure out this problem it would be much appreciated.


Also, I am using chromes newest download straight from google, with iced-tea 1.2.3.

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Could you upload a screenshoot showing us the error please? – Lucio Jan 10 '14 at 6:19
I have tried openjdk7, I have tried icedtea, I have tried Firefox, Chromium, and chrome. So far the only one to come close is chrome straight from google. I only say close because it only works on half of the games, but the games I am trying to play are the ones it doesn't want to work on. All pogo says is my java is outdated, nothing else, no specifics. – Nathan Jan 10 '14 at 10:31

There are detailed instructions on covering Chrome and Firefox with Java 6 and Java 7.

To summarize:

  1. Install Oracle JRE or JVM as 'usual' and locate the file example, under $JRE_HOME/lib/amd64.
  2. Change directory to either /opt/google/chrome/plugins (for Chrome) or /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (for Firefox) -- if this does not exist you need to create it (as root using su or sudo)
  3. Become root using either su or sudo and create a symbolic link in the current directory to the file you located in Step 1. For example:

    ln -s /usr/local/java/jre1.7.0/lib/amd64/
  4. Restart your browser
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Updated with a summary. – Spiro Michaylov Sep 11 '14 at 17:38

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