java and flash don't work linux mint 14

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java and flash don't work linux mint 14

Postby ualsbombe on Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:23 am

Dear Linux Mint Users

I installed Linux Mint 14 about two months ago, and in all that time, Java and Adobe Flash haven't been working.
They are both installed, see the attached screenshots, but Firefox and Opera do not recognise them as being installed.
I feel like I have followed every online guide on how to install them, but to no avail.

I really hope someone here can help me.

Best Wishes

Lau
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Re: java and flash don't work linux mint 14

Postby nerdtron on Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:49 am

Have you tried installing and reinstalling the codecs?
To remove the codecs
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sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-restricted-extras


To install the codescs
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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
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Re: java and flash don't work linux mint 14

Postby passerby on Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:13 am

Do you have a java runtime environment installed?
eg. openjdk-7-jre
For running applets I think you need icedtea as well.
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Re: java and flash don't work linux mint 14

Postby ualsbombe on Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:09 am

Thank you for your answers. Installing the codecs didn't change anything in terms of java and flash working.

I just installed openjdk-7-jre-lib, but that also didn't help. I am a little bewildered about what it could be. The Linux-experienced people at my office also don't know what it could be.
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