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Re: Iceweasel/Firefox 2.0 and Java applets

On Mon, 2006-12-04 at 16:52 +0100, Jostein Elvaker Haande wrote:
> Freddy Freeloader wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > Ever since I upgraded to Iceweasel (Firefox 2.0) while a Java applet is 
> > loading the entire browser freezes.   Most Java applets aren't very 
> > large on the sites I frequent, but the National Weather Service radar 
> > loops and satellite loops are rather large, and/or their sites are slow, 
> > and Iceweasel freezes completely until the entire radar map or satellite 
> > map is loaded.
> Dear Freddy
> 	I'm myself am not a user of NWS, being located in Europe, but I've 
> recently had some problems with Java myself. This problem effected all 
> applications trying to use Java, from Iceweasel to Azureus. After some 
> research, I found that I wasn't using Sun's JRE, instead I was using 
> some crappy JRE (don't remember which though), even though I had 
> installed Sun's own VM.
> 	To find out what VM you are using, issue the 'java -version' command, 
> which should read something along these lines;
> tolecnal@luna:~$ java -version
> java version "1.5.0_09"
> Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_09-b03)
> Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_09-b03, mixed mode, sharing)
> 	If you haven't installed Sun's on VM, proceed to www.sun.com/java and 
> download the latest tarball, and install that using the 'make-jpkg' 
> (installable using apt-get install make-jpkg). Just follow the 
> instructions given to you by make-jpkg. Before you install, make sure 
> you don't have any other Java VM's installed.
> Hope this helps you.

Thanks for the reply, but I install, and use, Sun's jre.  I make sure of
what java environment I'm using with update-alternatives.  

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