[olug] Apparent Java issues in a recent installation

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 02:27:18 UTC 2010

On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 6:07 PM, Thomas D. Williamson
<twilliam at inebraska.com> wrote:
> I installed OpenSuSE 11.3 on an older Pentium machine, with 256MB EEC
> memory. There were some issues with the installation so it took a couple of
> tries to get what appeared to be a clean install. Now I suspect it wasn't
> complete. Something is not working with Java correctly. This first came up
> when I tried to use the No Script Add-on to Firefox.  When I would click to
> temporarily allow some java scripts to run on a web page, I would get kicked
> off and the system would come back as if I had logged off. When I disabled
> No Script everything runs fine. I have Ghostery running and this seems to be
> running fine.
> The second thing that happened is when I opened Open Office. When I open a
> document in the Writer, there is a pop up box that warns me there is no JRE
> available for Open Office to use. This will happen anywhere from five to
> seven times before opening the document and running normally. I went out and
> install a JRE. When I opened Open Office Writer again I got the same
> messages.
> I found the Java console and had it search for JREs and found three
> instances of JREs on the system.
> Is there something that needs to be uninstalled and reinstalled to get this
> fixed?
> Thanks,
> Tom Williamson
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Why don't you post to the list the output of lshw - some body may have
more RAM for you.  256MB would probably not be enough to run a
webbrowser nowadays.

i like htop  for sorting resource usage.

On OpenSuse, can you do 'yum install htop lshw' ?    Do you have to use yast?

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