Best Java for Linux, browser app

From: Mike Harrison 
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Sigh, I haven't needed Java in a long time (REJOICE!)

But I have a specific web based KVM (Key Video Mouse)
from a 3-4 year old server (Intel Modular Server)
that I need to use Java in Firefox or Chrome (FF Preferably)
to run the remote KVM so I can remotely install an OS and
do some maintenance.

I'm running Bodhi/Ubuntu on the system I need to access this from,
and my past tells me I don't want to install multiple version of Java
as they don't play well or remove easily/cleanly.

Anyone know what the best option is with the idea I might get it right the 
first time?

ie: java.com  download or:  apt-get install java-common and friends..





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Mike Harrison   bogon@geeklabs.com  cell: 423.605.6943

=============================================================== From: Adam Jimerson ------------------------------------------------------ Mike if it is the box I am thinking of openJRE and icedtea worked for me. Both are open source version of Java and should be in Bodhi's repos

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks. Yeah, it's THAT box. No fires, just trying to update some things. No clueful human to robot.. ;) I just tried Icetea v7, gonna see if I can get 6 to install. The official Java stuff from Oracle is just soooo borken, Firefox bitches about it.

=============================================================== From: Jon Stanford ------------------------------------------------------ Why would multiple versions of java matter? I have 3 setup on my box. 1.6 for building android 1.7 for coding apps and my IDE 1.8 because lamdas and syntactic sugar make development much less tedious. Just set $JAVA

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Mike Harrison bogon@geeklabs.com cell: 423.605.6943 The browsers only support one at a time.. and as I need to make it work with a device many thousands of miles away via a very slow VPN, this is quickly becoming a pain. And the device is VERY picky about what version it will talk to. Icetea 6 or 7 did not work, Oracle Java's 8 would not install, oracle's 7 did.. but everything bitched about and it did not work. Will be trying Oracle 6 next. IF I can get Firefox to run it. Time for lunch now..

=============================================================== From: Jon Stanford ------------------------------------------------------ Oops duplicate messages sorry. What did FF have to complain about sun java 7? Maybe we can fix that problem? But given your circumstances I'd say Oracle Java 6 would be best. Its the most secure and stable of the modern releases. Plus almost everything is still written for Java 6. Jon Stanford wrote:

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ I have Oracle Java 6 everywhere because the stupid Dell iDRAC and SonicWall NetExtender don't seem to like anything else. -Eric -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Am dealing with same generation of gear and am trying Oracle Java 6: That's what I have installed now. It's not working either. Can't even get an error message. I'm afraid there ain't enough bandwidth to load the application up before it times outs. It does the "checking browser configuration" and then dies. I went to lunch hoping it was just a "give it more time" issue. I'd kill for someone as clueful as Dominic (on this list and in that country) to be able to do some basic sysadmin things.. but alas, that is not possible. Maybe tonight there will be more than 10kbits of bandwidth to play with..

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ Dell iDRAC is a giant turd that never seems to get cached. Some of the folks at work have figured out how to launch iDRAC without the browser but that's more java-fu that I've got. -Eric -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: lists@cluebat.net ------------------------------------------------------ Sounds like my pains with Synology's Surveillance Station on OS X. It requires a particular version of java, and in 32-bit at that, and the only version available on OS X is 64-bit. Burns my hide that I have to RDP into a Windows box just to be able to view my camera's live feed. -----Original Message----- From: chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org] On Behalf Of Mike Harrison Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:39 PM To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Best Java for Linux, browser app Mike Harrison bogon@geeklabs.com cell: 423.605.6943 The browsers only support one at a time.. and as I need to make it work with a device many thousands of miles away via a very slow VPN, this is quickly becoming a pain. And the device is VERY picky about what version it will talk to. Icetea 6 or 7 did not work, Oracle Java's 8 would not install, oracle's 7 did.. but everything bitched about and it did not work. Will be trying Oracle 6 next. IF I can get Firefox to run it. Time for lunch now..