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How can I install Sun/Oracle's proprietary Java JDK 6/7/8 or JRE?

I want to install Oracle's JRE and to update to the latest version with the Software Updater when they released. Is there a Ubuntu package that is provided by Canonical or Oracle? Before release Java ...
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How do I install Oracle Java JDK 7? [duplicate]

If I downloaded the latest JDK from Oracle, do I just download the .tar file and extract it to /usr/lib/jvm/?
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How do I install Java?

How do I install Java and also in my browser so websites with Java work?
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How do I install Oracle JDK 6? [duplicate]

Most of the software is not thoroughly tested with Java 7 and I would like to install Oracle's JDK 6.0 on Ubuntu 11.10. Could someone please provide me the instructions for the same?
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How do I update Oracle Java 7 (JDK and JRE)

Recently, I've installed JDK 7 from the Oracle site, using these instructions. Now, I'm wondering what is the correct method to update it (or, better, to keep up-to-date automatically)? For instance, ...
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How to completely uninstall Java?

How can I completely remove all traces of Java on my system? I already know how to install it in case I need it again.
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How to correctly remove OpenJDK/OpenJRE and set SunJDK/SunJRE as Default

Ubuntu seems to favour OpenJDK/JRE very much over Sun JDK/JRE. Even after I installed Sun JRE, JDK and plugin and spent some time plucking out OpenJDK-related packages, apt-get has installed them back ...
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Installing Chrome Java Plugin

I've been trying to install the Java plugin for Chrome for a couple hours now, and I figured it was time to ask people with more experience. I can't seem to get it working. My current Java version is ...
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How can I remove duplicate icons for “launched” java programs in the launcher?

When launching java programs (like IntelliJ IDEA and Crashplan) in Natty's Unity launcher, duplicate icons are shown (see image). For IntelliJ I created the .desktop file, for Crashplan the .desktop ...
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“sha256sum mismatch jdk-7u3-linux-x64.tar.gz ” error when trying to install Oracle Java

i recently tried installed java 7 on ubuntu 12.04 and i think i screwed something up I followed the instructions given here. First you need to remove openjdk for this run the following command from ...
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How can I install Minecraft?

I have tried many tutorials but none of them are clear enough. I have also tried installing it using Wine but it won't update and Wine goes gray and stops working. Does anybody know an easy way to ...
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How to replace OpenJDK 6 with OpenJDK 7?

Surprisingly (as OpenJDK 7 was released to general availability about 4 months ago) Ubuntu 11.10 still uses OpenJDK 6 instead of 7 by default. How do I best fix this? I'd prefer to remove OpenJDK 6 ...
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Is there a way to update all Java related alternatives?

Is there a way to quickly switch over all the Java related alternatives using update-alternatives? For instance, if want to switch Java over to 7, I run sudo update-alternatives --config java and ...
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How can I tell what version of Java I have installed?

I want to start toying around with java (eventually getting to the point where I can write basic little programs for android or web), but I've managed to have java messed up on my computer (from past ...
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How do I get Java plugin working on Google Chrome?

Google has updated its Chrome browser to version 35. This new version uses Aura in place of GTK2 and no longer supports NPAPI plugins like Java (both OpenJDK and Oracle). PPAPI plugins like ...
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Installing Java 7 Update 25 on 12.04 LTS?

How can I install Java on Ubuntu 12.04? I have: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_21-b11) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.21-b01, mixed mode)
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Installing Java Automatically (With Silent Option)

I'm trying to install Java through apt-get. I found this PPA of Java Installers, however, when I add the repository, update and then issue the apt-get install -y command, the installer for java ...
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How can I install the latest version of Sun Java (JRE)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Oracle Java JRE 7? Is there a reliable method to install the current version of Sun Java? Update 18 is in the repos, but it looks like Sun is up to ...
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How to set JAVA_HOME for OpenJDK?

How can we set JAVA_HOME environment variable for OpenJDK?
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Setting JDK 7 as default

four@twenty:~$ file /etc/alternatives/java /etc/alternatives/javac /etc/alternatives/java:symbolic link to `/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/java' /etc/alternatives/javac:symbolic link to ...
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Unsatisfied Link Error and missing .so files when starting Eclipse

I upgraded to the 12.04 beta yesterday. Now, when I try to start Eclipse, I get the splash screen and then this error message: An error has occurred. See the log file ...
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Java application launcher not staying in Unity launcher

I'm using IntelliJ IDEA, which is a Java application. When it runs (invoked through Dash) it shows a launcher icon with no name. I've tried several times to right-click and select "keep in ...
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How to set default Java version?

I have followed all the instructions stated at this question, but am encountering some problems with the last part of it. I actually have version 6.22 of java and would like to update to version ...
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How can I execute a .jar file from the terminal

I know that to execute a file, I use the . command, then the file name with a space between them. But I'm trying to execute a .jar file using the . and it does not work. I went into the properties and ...
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Open-source, free Java Decompiler

Is there any open source Java Decompilers for Ubuntu, preferably in the repositories and/or GPL'ed? Both JAD and JD, the most popular decompilers I've found after a bit of googling, seems to be ...
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How can I get a java apps to use the GTK+ theme?

Is there a way to get java apps to use my gtk theme?
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Minecraft in jdk 1.7.0_u2 x64

I have Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit and I installed JDK 1.7.0 update 2 x64 via webupd8 page. But currently I have problem with minecraft game. After downloading launcher from Minecraft.net and lauch the game ...
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Will Sun's Java be available from Canonical's partner repository?

I just discovered that Oracle's (Sun's) Java6 has vanished from the Canonical's partner repo. Before java was taken from all repositories I had purchased Minecraft for play in Ubuntu. After recent ...
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How to make a jar file run on startup & and when you log out?

I have no idea where to start looking. I've been reading about daemons and didn't understand the concept. More details : I've been writing a crawler which never stops and crawlers over RSS in the ...
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oracle-java8-installer results in “apt” removal? [closed]

I have been been running trusty since the first alpha release, pulling daily updates. I also installed the oracle-java7-installer from the WebUpd8 PPA. Today I noticed during a dist-upgrade that ...
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java plugin in Chromium

Icedtea-7-plugin installed but it does not appears in the list in about:plugins in Chromium. Not able to execute java applets. Tried installing Icedtea-7-plugin but in vain. Using openjdk7 in 14.04
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Horizontal scrolling treated as right click in Java applications

I've enabled horizontal scrolling for my touchpad in Ubuntu 11.04, but when using it in Java applications (NetBeans in my case) it is instead as a right click. Horizontal scrolling works perfectly in ...
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How to prevent Java applications from creating tray icon?

With Ubuntu 13.04 the possibility to whitelist (and consequentely blacklist) certain applications from creating a tray icon is gone. Since then the tray icons of Java applications and Wine icons are ...
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How to compile a .java file

How can I compile a .java file. What programs will I need and if I need java jdk I need help installing that. I'm very new to ubuntu so any program I need to install I will need a tutorial on how to ...
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How to install openjdk-7-jdk on Ubuntu 12.04 without dragging in unrelated GUI and sound packages?

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS What's going on here? # apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be ...
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Gradle in Ubuntu

It appears that Ubuntu doesn't have new versions of Gradle in their repositories for some reason. I need it for a project that will be build by Launchpad. What should I do about this?
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How can I enable java in Chromium?

I've got java working on firefox in Ubuntu 11.04, but using the same page on chromium tells me java cannot be found. How can I enable java on chromium in my Ubuntu 11.04?
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Java on Ubuntu server 12.04? [duplicate]

I'm a little confused at the moment. My back story in short, is that I'm trying to set up a Minecraft server on an Ubuntu server I've recently set up, obviously to do this I needed Java, but after ...
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'tools.jar' is not in IDEA classpath

I am a new user of Linux, it has been recommended to me by my friend. He told me to install software called IntelliJ Idea IDE. Well I have been following the tutorial. But now when I try to open ...
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Why do most GNOME developers prefer Python over Java for GTK+ programming?

I only know C and Java. And I really don't want to learn another language when I can work with what I already know. I haven't ever written a GTK+ application, but I am planning to start with an ...
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Changing JVM in Java

I only recently discovered the different JVM's on the wiki page and thought I'd start tinkering. Its been difficult to find documentation on how to configure Java on Ubuntu though. Lets say I wanted ...
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How to uninstall OpenJDK?

I don't want OpenJDK installed on my Ubuntu 13.04 system, but trying to uninstall the openjdk-7-jre yields the following message: $ sudo apt-get purge openjdk-7-jre Reading package lists... Done ...
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phpStorm losing keyboard input

Every now and again phpStorm will lose input from my keyboard. I can still click around, but it will not register any keys. Other windows are fine. It takes a phpStorm restart to bring them back. It ...
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Minecraft jar not marked as executable

I looked up several tutorials on how to install and they dont work. I do everything correctly but then i get this: The file '/home/mike/Downloads/minecraft.jar' is not marked as executable. ...
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How do I make java default to a manually installed JRE/JDK?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 installed on my machine, on the previous versions of Ubuntu it was deadly easy, now there is this command update-java-alternatives with a really bad man page. I just have my ...
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How can I view or start Java Web Start Applications?

Where can I find a menu or launchers for Javaws apps that I have installed? I am using OpenJDK x86.
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How do I make my java app compatible with the unity global menu?

I like to develop in Java but also want compatibility with the global menu? Is there a way? Please help.
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Java JRE will not install due to “tar: Error is not recoverable” error

I have been trying to get Java for the past day now. I followed several tutorials but I keep getting the same error. After I put in tar -xvf jre-7u4-linux-i586.tar.gz it says Cannot open: No such file ...
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“No such file or directory” when invoking java

I'm trying to re-install Oracle JDK 7 32 bit to 64 bit Ubuntu (previously 64 bit JDK was installed). JDK is currently present at /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0. I invoke sudo update-alternatives --remove ...
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Does java security flaw affects ubuntu also?

There are rumors about an actual java security problem. The BSI advises people to deactivate java plugins version 7 and prior in all kind of OS, even in linux. Does this mean, I should deactivate ...