Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Java Problem with Web Management of Switch

  1. #1

    Default Java Problem with Web Management of Switch

    I am running openSUSE 13.1 (64 bit) with KDE desktop and trying to use Mozilla Firefox as browser to manage a Netgear L2 Managed Switch. I have been able to set up the basics but when I try and use the Vlan routing wizard or the "Device View" things seem to stop working and I get a brief indicator in bottom left of screen "javascript:void(0)"
    The device expects java 1.6 I believe and I guess I have the wrong brand of java installed (java-1_7_0-openjdk). Is there a solution or are they trying to force me down the dark windoze route?
    Grateful if somebody could shine some light please!!!
    Budgie2

  2. #2

    Default Re: Java Problem with Web Management of Switch

    Budgie2 wrote:

    >
    > I am running openSUSE 13.1 (64 bit) with KDE desktop and trying to use
    > Mozilla Firefox as browser to manage a Netgear L2 Managed Switch. I
    > have been able to set up the basics but when I try and use the Vlan
    > routing wizard or the "Device View" things seem to stop working and I
    > get a brief indicator in bottom left of screen "javascript:void(0)"
    > The device expects java 1.6 I believe and I guess I have the wrong brand
    > of java installed (java-1_7_0-openjdk). Is there a solution or are they
    > trying to force me down the dark windoze route?
    > Grateful if somebody could shine some light please!!!
    > Budgie2
    >


    I have similar problems with a Netgear router - a large portion of the
    management screens is really flakey or not usable. I have found that I can
    work around that by using the Konqueror browser to access those devices.
    Simple and no real bother.

    --
    Will Honea


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    17,066

    Default Re: Java Problem with Web Management of Switch

    On Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:26:01 +0000, Budgie2 wrote:

    > get a brief indicator in bottom left of screen "javascript:void(0)"


    This is Javascript rather than Java (obviously) - the two aren't the
    same, so this is probably not a related issue.

    > The device expects java 1.6 I believe and I guess I have the wrong brand
    > of java installed (java-1_7_0-openjdk). Is there a solution or are they
    > trying to force me down the dark windoze route?


    Go to java.com and download the Oracle JRE. That *should* solve it
    (though 1.6 is not supported any more, I think it's still available for
    download). You can also try with the 1.7 version and see.

    Some software does care that it's the Oracle/Sun JRE and nothing else.

    Jim

    --
    Jim Henderson
    openSUSE Forums Administrator
    Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

  4. #4

    Default Re: Java Problem with Web Management of Switch

    Hi Jim,
    Many thanks. I tried the Oracle version but no joy yet. I think I must remove the plugin (Iced Tea?) first. Is that right?
    Regards,
    Budgie2

  5. #5

    Default Re: Java Problem with Web Management of Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie2 View Post
    Hi Jim,
    Many thanks. I tried the Oracle version but no joy yet. I think I must remove the plugin (Iced Tea?) first. Is that right?
    Regards,
    Budgie2
    After more searching I think I have come across a generic issue related to the latest security precautions added both to Java and Firefox. I couldn't get any browser (including Konqueror,) to work from openSUSE 13.1 so went to dark side where Firefox and IE both failed but Chrome worked, albeit with warnings that it may not in future.

    My understanding is that unsigned scripts are becoming anathema and the Netgear device I am trying to control uses unsigned scripts. Sorting out the security settings to allow a script to run, albeit from one allowed IP is proving a problem and some more general help is surely needed. Certainly I would appreciate it!!!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    San Diego, Ca, USA
    Posts
    11,298
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Java Problem with Web Management of Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie2 View Post
    Hi Jim,
    Many thanks. I tried the Oracle version but no joy yet. I think I must remove the plugin (Iced Tea?) first. Is that right?
    Regards,
    Budgie2
    If you are sure you installed an Oracle Java plugin, yes you should remove (IIRC disabling may not be sufficient) Iced Tea which is an open source version and could conflict.

    If you install Oracle SE JDK7 on your machine, I posted instructions in your other thread. Notice that the browser plugin is not installed automatically if you download and install the JDK, you also need to manually install into your web browser.
    http://forums.opensuse.org/showthrea...in-for-Firefox

    TSU

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Virginia Sector 13
    Posts
    15,748

    Default Re: Java Problem with Web Management of Switch

    Be sure you understand there are several flavors of Java and you need to know the differences.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    25,547

    Default Re: Java Problem with Web Management of Switch

    On 2014-08-20 17:26, tsu2 wrote:


    > If you install Oracle SE JDK7 on your machine, I posted instructions in
    > your other thread. Notice that the browser plugin is not installed
    > automatically if you download and install the JDK, you also need to
    > manually install into your web browser.
    > http://tinyurl.com/nmzd7sr


    Typically the JDK disables the JRE plugin, which is curious. I recreate
    a symlink manually and it works again, but I have to look at your post
    and see if what I do is correct or not.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

  9. #9

    Talking Re: Java Problem with Web Management of Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-08-20 17:26, tsu2 wrote:


    > If you install Oracle SE JDK7 on your machine, I posted instructions in
    > your other thread. Notice that the browser plugin is not installed
    > automatically if you download and install the JDK, you also need to
    > manually install into your web browser.
    > http://tinyurl.com/nmzd7sr


    Typically the JDK disables the JRE plugin, which is curious. I recreate
    a symlink manually and it works again, but I have to look at your post
    and see if what I do is correct or not.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)
    Hi Robin and Jim,
    I apologise as I have crossed threads. Two issues;
    1. Installing java plugin which works. I now have this but config is not correct so I am trying to rectify and have so far failed. Am pursuing this in other thread.
    2. Getting web interface for management of netgear switch to work. Even with the progress from using Oracle java I am now snarled up in security issues. I would like to pursue this here. Make sense or am I losing it again?

    Regards,
    Budgie2

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    17,066

    Default Re: Java Problem with Web Management of Switch

    On Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:56:01 +0000, Budgie2 wrote:

    > Hi Jim,
    > Many thanks. I tried the Oracle version but no joy yet. I think I must
    > remove the plugin (Iced Tea?) first. Is that right?


    The plugin might interfere with it, but setting JAVA_HOME to the proper
    location for execution should get around that in most cases.

    Jim



    --
    Jim Henderson
    openSUSE Forums Administrator
    Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •