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31632Re: Java FX in Ubuntu

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  • loyal_barber
    Apr 13, 2014
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      > ---In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, <rvdidit@...> wrote :
      > Hi  again,
      > I have been using my TOS software, but then they upgraded, and it wont open again.
      > (Thanks to all of you who helped me get that far.)
      > The platform is Java based- I know that on Windows it uses its own Java, and we 
      > disable / remove Java from windows system due to conflicts.
      > The error message I get reads "Open JDK7 does not contain Java FX on Linux, please install Oracle JRE
      > or install Java FX separately and add it to crosspath."
      > I looked and could not find this FX patch, so I uninstalled Java 7, and installed 6. That didnt work.
      > It says that didnt have fx in it either. I forget what I did next, but does anyone understand the 
      > quote above, and what it wants me to do?
      > Thx.
      > Ross

      JavaFX is used to create Internet applications in Java.  It is not a patch, it is more like a 
      different way to program in Java.  For those of you who know what JavaFX is, I know this is
      very much oversimplified but that is not relevant here.

      The error message you are seeing means this:
      1. Uninstall Open JDK7.
      2. Install real official Java Runtime Environment from Oracle.  Sometimes this is called Sun Java or Oracle Java.

      Ignore the part that says "or install JavaFX separately."  That is only for very experienced Linux
      and Java people.

      The best way to do the two steps above are to use your software management tool in your distribution.  In
      order from us to help better, you would need to give us more information about your distro.

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