I am setting up a new web site for a client using image encryption displayed by applets and a colleague of the client using Linux has reported that he cannot see the images. Although they display fine for me on all platforms using the test computers at the office I am worried that there may be a lack of support that I am missing.

So I am wondering who can and who cannot see these images and if there is a problem, is it due to older browser cross java versions available? Some encrypted images for testing can be found at http://www.artistscope.com/secure_image_demos.asp

asked 15 Jun '10, 15:07

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Depending on the Linux Distro, java can be difficult to get configured for the browser. The Linux Client will need a browser and java with web start. The browser will need to be configured such that it runs correctly from sites like http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp


answered 15 Jun '10, 15:22

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I'm running Slackware 13.1 and using Opera 10.1 with the latest JRE and I didn't have any trouble seeing the images, I don't think linux is your client's problem.


answered 16 Jun '10, 10:06

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No problem here with Slackware 13.1 with v.1.6 on my laptop.

Now Ubuntu 10.4...I kept Iced Tea on even after forcing official Java through another repo. I saw it in the update list for upgrades, but apparently the alternatives configuration were reset to point to Iced Tea for my Java plugin.

Side note: I don't know how well the version numbers of Iced Tea correlate to the official Java version, but I now have Iced Tea 1.8 as the installed plugin. I received an alert box on the posted site for the demos saying "Java version 1.4 or later is required to view this page!" and it immediately redirected me. Perhaps your client sees the same thing?


answered 29 Jul '10, 02:36

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Works here running Debian Sid, with Google Chrome, Opera 10.70, Firefox 3.6.8 and Firefox 4 beta. With Sun Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_21

They probably have Openjdk with the icedtea plugin and it most likely is not working because of the way it is numbered and how you are checking for which Java version is installed.

On Debian at least the versions are numbered differently than Sun/Oracle's Java.

icedtea6-plugin: Installed: (none) Candidate: 6b18-1.8.1-1

sun-java6-plugin: Installed: 6.21-1 Candidate: 6.21-1


answered 29 Jul '10, 10:46

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