Re: Iceape's inability to render sites
On 06/26/2011 11:48 AM, Robert Holtzman wrote:
I'm having trouble with Iceweasel's inability to correctly render sites
that use java. This includes my bank and broker which prevents me
from making Squeeze my primary distro. Running "locate jre" turns up
a bunch of files including gcj-4.4-jre related ones, so I assume I have
java runtime installed (I'm also *assuming* it's a java problem). I've
also tried, at various times and in various combinations, sun-java6-jre,
sun-java6-plugin, openjdk-6-jre, and icedtea6-plugin, all to no avail.
I'm beginning to wonder if this really is a java problem.
A few months ago I had a similar problem with the Iceweasel
in Lenny, and I think it probably was due to it not being able
installed, so I tried Chrome and it worked. After that I
installed Firefox 4 from the Mozilla site and it worked.
I haven't upgraded to Squeeze yet, but I don't think it uses
Iceweasel 4, however it might be included in the latest
upgrade. I doubt if you need the Java plugin, because the
only thing it seems to do is stream some webcams. I could be
wrong about that, but it wasn't the problem in my case.
turned on or off in Preferences.
I didn't have any problem installing Firefox 4 and it has
already updated itself to version 5. I can post some brief
instructions if you want to try it.
To try Chrome add the following to your apt sources.list:
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free
I saw this thread earlier but don't remember what was said,
so I hope these options haven't already been discussed.