I can run the Java test page here in firefox, and it works fine. When I open it in chromium, it just stays white, and no "java" instance is started. Minecraft works fine. The screen shot was taken whil openjdk-6 was installed.

I have tried the following:

*Clearing Chromium preferences data (rm -rfv ~/.config/chromium)

*Purging and re installing all java-related packages, including the icedtea plugin.

*Using Openjdk-7 and 6

I am currently running Chromium 18 (the latest update)


  • Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling chromium itself ? (with/without purge)
    – xyious
    Aug 10, 2012 at 8:49
  • No, shall do, along with deleting user data...
    – NRoach44
    Aug 10, 2012 at 8:51
  • Purged, deleted user data (again), re-installed, changed nothing.
    – NRoach44
    Aug 10, 2012 at 9:32
  • Install Java Tea for Ubuntu
    – BigSack
    Aug 10, 2012 at 10:09
  • @BigGenius How would I do that?
    – NRoach44
    Aug 10, 2012 at 10:15

2 Answers 2


I needed to build the icedtea package from 12.10. First I downloaded

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/icedtea-web_1.2-2ubuntu3.debian.tar.gz and


Then extracted the orig.tgz file into a build folder, and the debian.tgz into the folder the previous extraction created (icedtea-web-1.2).

Then I cd'ed into the icedtea-web-1.2 folder and ran

dpkg-buildpackage-uc -b

As necessary, I installed dependencies, and then I had several packages in the build folder. I ran

sudo dpkg -i *7-plugin* *netx*

(With wildcards around

to install the necessary files.


This is bug 1025553. I'll be uploading this to proposed Monday and it should go out to everyone about a week after that. You can subscribe to the bug to find out when it's available for testing and how to enable the test repositories.

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