[Klug-general] jre on a 64-bit system

Michael E. Rentell michael.rentell at ntlworld.com
Thu Dec 24 17:39:29 UTC 2009

Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> On 24/12/2009 15:48, Michael E. Rentell wrote:
>> So all is now Mandriva 2010 64-bit and works fine except that the jre
>> don't work. I've downloaded and installed several versions - including
>> the preferred Mandriva version from their repository but none work when
>> I click on websites known to have java bits.
> The JRE on its own won't help you.  You also need a browser plugin to 
> support Java.
> Mart.
AAaaagh!  All I had to do was pop up a konsole, su to root, type urpmi 
java and select option 5. It did everything needed. Then logout and log 
back in again.
Voila! jre works.
Sometimes it just works and sometimes you have to faf around a bit.
Lovely Linux

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