Tuesday , October 17 2017

Install Java in XFCE crouton install to add functionality to your Chromebook

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For anyone who has ventured into the realm of installing Crouton to your Chromebook to add some further functionality, the base install of Ubuntu is sadly lacking some vital functions for most users.

One of the most glaring omissions from a base install, is Java. In the defence of Linux, it’s a very basic installation as most Linux users have their own preference as to what version of most applications they want to install. It’s one of the beautiful things about Linux, much like Android; you can choose how your machine looks, feels and performs based on your needs and preferences.

How do I install Java on my Crouton Ubuntu machine?

Like the process to install Crouton, installing java is quite simple.

Inside the Crouton installation

  1. Open a Terminal window and run the following commands
  2. sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre
  3. sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk
  4. sudo apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin
  5. Restart the XFCE instance

Restar
While not all users will want or need the Java runtime environment (jre) or the Java development kit (jdk) they do have some slight dependencies on each other which means that, as long as you have the space on your drive for all three and not just the browser plugin it’s worth the time to install them for stability.

Now that you have Java running nicely on your Chromebook, you can get into the important things in life.

Minecraft screen shot

Have you got any wants for your Chromebook that just aren’t there yet? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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11 Comments on "Install Java in XFCE crouton install to add functionality to your Chromebook"

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Erika the Minecraftian
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Erika the Minecraftian

I am trying to use sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

This is what happens. Note that I tried doing it multiple times.

Anon
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Anon

How do you go inside the crouton installation? Do you enter the shell? OR do you have to completely re-download crouton?

courtney
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courtney

it does work for me…when it said open up a new terminal tab they ment the tab u get when u press ctrl+alt+t right cause thats what i did

Britton Tree
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Britton Tree

I tried this in order to play minecraft. I tried opening the minecraft.jar file with OpenJDK 7 Policy Tool, which is the only program I could find, but it only opens up the policy tool program.

Kaede
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Kaede

It didn’t work for me… Is this ONLY for XFCE? Because I’m using Unity on my C710

Anon
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Anon

Thanks. Worked like a charm on my C720.

Kevin
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Kevin

i want to have minecraft

El3ktr0kill
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El3ktr0kill

i have the problem too with command not found help plaseeeee?!

Arman
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Arman

how can I get the JDK 6 version of ubuntu. Is it the same command with a 6 instead of the 7?

ryan
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ryan

how to get sony vegas for crouton

Simon
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Simon

When I try to run the commands it says apt-get: command not found. Help please?

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