Author Topic: Help! Ubuntu or Linux Mint - or ??  (Read 4718 times)

Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: Help! Ubuntu or Linux Mint - or ??
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2011, 03:08:33 PM »
Getting Java sorted as part of the default install is something I wish Ubuntu woulod focus on.  Best be ist to install Sun Java rather than what you showed above

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sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin && sudo update-alternatives --config java and if it prompts you with some choices select the /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java option.

That should tell it which instance of Java you want to use.  Then try relaunching.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2011, 03:10:58 PM by audiomuze »
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Online Family_Dog

Re: Help! Ubuntu or Linux Mint - or ??
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2011, 03:19:56 PM »
The Gods are still not with me... ;)

This is what I get:

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eric@eric-TravelMate-2500:~$ sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin && sudo update-alternatives --config java
[sudo] password for eric:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package sun-java6-jre is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

Package sun-java6-plugin is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'sun-java6-jre' has no installation candidate
E: Package 'sun-java6-plugin' has no installation candidate
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Thanks for your patience with a total Linux newbie, but everyday I feel I am learning something new... like how to now work with "Terminal" :)


-F_D



-Eric

That Guy in South Africa...
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Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: Help! Ubuntu or Linux Mint - or ??
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2011, 04:32:46 PM »
Thanks for your patience with a total Linux newbie, but everyday I feel I am learning something new... like how to now work with "Terminal" :)

-F_D
Sorry, I think I jumped the gun and asusmed you'd added some software repositories to your setup.  Follow the instuctions here: http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Natty#Add_Extra_Repositories  and add the deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main restricted deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main restricted
and deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ natty free non-free repositories

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sudo apt-get update and rerun the instuctions re getting java installed.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2011, 04:40:01 PM by audiomuze »
I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things -- Tom Waits

Free your mind...and your ass will follow.

Online Family_Dog

Re: Help! Ubuntu or Linux Mint - or ??
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2011, 10:36:51 AM »
Latest I now get after doing this is:

"PG error: http://packages.medibuntu.org natty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2EBC26B60C5A2783Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/natty/repositories/source/Sources  404  Not Found
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/natty/repositories/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/Release  Unable to find expected entry 'deb-src/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead."

I suppose one day I might look back and laugh at this...? Right now, it is proving most stressful to the old grey matter between my ears.


-F_D



-Eric

That Guy in South Africa...
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vintage_tube/
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Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: Help! Ubuntu or Linux Mint - or ??
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2011, 06:55:16 PM »
You didn't follow all the instuctions on that page:

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wget --quiet http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O - | sudo apt-key add -
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sudo apt-get update
I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things -- Tom Waits

Free your mind...and your ass will follow.