Applet issues

Hello,

I am running openSUSE 11.3 and windows 7 on my laptop in a dual boot configuration. I am trying to access a skillport website for tech certification training (namely Linux+ and A+). When I click on the course to launch the training module, the loading screen appears normally, but then when the course guide comes up the screen opens only half of what it should and the links to the course chapters are truncated. This occurs in both Firefox and Chrome. I have no issues with this in Windows. I have updated firefox, chrome, java and just about anything else i can think of and I still have this issue. Please help. Thanks!

If it is a Java problem, which I do not know for sure, here is test 14 from mmcheck. You can run this command (do not include the word command) in a terminal session yourself to check out your Java setup:

14. Show if Java Packages are Installed from openSUSE ...                   

Command: rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' '*java-*'

java-1_6_0-sun-1.6.0.u23-0.2.1-x86_64 -> openSUSE
java-1_6_0-sun-alsa-1.6.0.u23-0.2.1-x86_64 -> openSUSE
java-1_6_0-sun-devel-1.6.0.u23-0.2.1-x86_64 -> openSUSE
java-1_6_0-sun-plugin-1.6.0.u23-0.2.1-x86_64 -> openSUSE

You should expect to have only Sun Java Packages installed.  If your files 
include the name --> openjdk <--, it is suggested that they be uninstalled.

Press <enter> to continue...

You should visit the following section if you need more information about setting up your PC:

New User How To/FAQ (read only)

Thank You,

OK, so all instances of icedtea got uninstalled and now the applet won’t even load. I contacted skillport tech support who verified that the java runtime environment isn’t installed. After going to java and downloading the latest JRE (6u23) and following their instructions for enabling java in firefox, it still doesn’t work. Typing in ‘about: plugins’ in the location bar in firefox verifies that for whatever reason, firefox isn’t recognizing the jre plugin as being installed even though according to java it should be. what am I missing?!

btw, test 14’s results are:

java-1_6_0-sun-1.6.0.u23-0.2.1-i586 -> openSUSE
java-ca-certificates-1-5.3-noarch -> openSUSE

this confirms to me that the plugin isn’t installing as it should, as well as the fact that the jre shows up in red in yast2 >:-( for kicks and giggles, i tried installing the jdk and that didn’t work either, just more red under the installed column in yast2

so all this again begs the question, what step am i missing?

Based on looking at your listing, I would remove the following file:

java-ca-certificates-1-5.3-noarch -> openSUSE

And I would install the following files:

java-1_6_0-sun-alsa-1.6.0.u23-0.2.1-x86_64 -> openSUSE
java-1_6_0-sun-plugin-1.6.0.u23-0.2.1-x86_64 -> openSUSE

Why not open up a terminal session and enter the following command:

zypper repos

And post the output of this command.

Thank You,

zypper repos produces the following:

| Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh

—±------------------------------------±------------------------------------±--------±-------
1 | Games | Games | Yes | Yes
2 | Java | Java | Yes | Yes
3 | Mozilla | Mozilla | Yes | Yes
4 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes
5 | Updates for openSUSE 11.3 11.3-1.82 | Updates for openSUSE 11.3 11.3-1.82 | Yes | Yes
6 | google-chrome | google-chrome | Yes | Yes
7 | libdvdcss repository | libdvdcss repository | Yes | Yes
8 | openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82 | openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82 | Yes | Yes
9 | openSUSE-11.3-OssopenSUSE-11.3-Oss | openSUSE-11.3-OssopenSUSE-11.3-Oss | Yes | Yes
10 | openSUSE:Tumbleweed | openSUSE:Tumbleweed | Yes | Yes
11 | openSUSE:Tumbleweed:Raw | openSUSE:Tumbleweed:Raw | Yes | Yes
12 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.3-Debug | Yes | Yes
13 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.3-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes
14 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.3-Oss | Yes | Yes
15 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.3-Source | Yes | Yes

This worked! it loaded beautifully just as it should! you rock :smiley:

This worked! it loaded beautifully just as it should! you rock :smiley:
Wow, finally a success story to day. Thanks so much for letting us know this was the issue. Now, as a relative new user in these parts, if no one has said so, Welcome to the openSUSE forums! Ask any question that you like. If you read about a problem here in the forum for which you know the answer, please jump in and help out. I highly recommend if you find nothing of interest to read, to go to the following section and read up on forum operation and become a thread master here:

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Thank You,

I used your advice as well !!! You really rock!!
My issue was with an online backup service “Myotherdrive” That requested java plugin to work, I went to java’s download and help page. No luck, very confusing and unsuccesful:'(

Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
Based on looking at your listing, I would remove the following file:

java-ca-certificates-1-5.3-noarch -> openSUSE

And I would install the following files:

java-1_6_0-sun-alsa-1.6.0.u23-0.2.1-x86_64 -> openSUSE
java-1_6_0-sun-plugin-1.6.0.u23-0.2.1-x86_64 -> openSUSE

Your help was very much appreciated!! THANK YOU

You are very welcome maurizio26 and happy to hear you have your java setup working. If you have any other issues with openSUSE, just start a new message thread and ask about any problems with openSUSE that you are having. Don’t forget to specify your openSUSE and Desktop versions when asking for help.

Thank You,