How do I get Java to work?

I am brand new to Linux and am unable to get my Java to work. It apparently is installed but is not working properly. My OS is Linux i686, system is openSUSE 11.2 (i586), and KDE is 4.3.1 (KDE 4.3.1) “release 6”.

I use Firefox 3.5.7.

Also, where would I extract the new version of Firefox to?

Thank you in advance for any help!:wink:

Can you describe what’s happening to make you think that Java is not working?

Sure! When I go onto the game site, it requires java to open the games. It does pop up and says its loading but then after a substantial amount of time I get redirected to a page that says: Java Not Found or Not Working. It also may load up but then freeze. How would I go into the system to fix this? Thanks for your reply!

Go into yast and remove all java packages with jdk or openjdk…and install the packages from sun java-1_6_0-sun, java-1_6_0-sun-alsa, java-1_6_0-sun-jdbc, java-1_6_0-sun-plugin and java-1_6_0-sun-src. I had the same problem as you did the above and pogo works great now. Hope this helps you.


Indeed the removal of openjdk is a good suggestion, its not all that good of a replacement of java… yet.