Opera 9 Java problems

R (Chandra) Chandrasekhar chandra at ee.uwa.edu.au
Mon Jul 31 00:49:51 UTC 2006

Dear PD,

> Hi list,
> Has anybody tried Opera 9 in Kubuntu. Looks cool. I have a problem with 
> java in it. I read all the instructions to get java enabled in Opera. 
> And finally I got my Help -> About Opera to show me that Java is 
> installed . The results it shows me are
> Version 9.00
> Build 344
> Platform Linux
> System i686, 2.6.15-26-386
> Qt library 3.3.6
> Java Java Runtime Environment installed
> Now when I go to the test java page of sun 
> http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml. It is not giving me the 
> error that JRE is not installed but it shows a nice box. But I can not 
> see the dancing duke logo there. It just shows be a box. I also tried 
> the test applet from Opera for the analog clock. Even there I could not 
> see the clock only a box is displayed.

I do not have the problem you have encountered.  This is my setup:

1. Opera 9 from


downloadable from


2. Java from the Sun Java 5 packages from the Ubuntu multiverse repository

3. In Opera 9,

Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Java


Java path


The dancing Duke does dance in my installation.

> Any inputs would be of great help.
> PD
> ------------------------------


   31 Jul 06

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