Java application will not start

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Java application will not start

Post#1 by Tom H » 13 Mar 2014, 07:48


My name is Tom and I do some IT work at our local football club.
Currently I have 4 xp workstations that are locked down to run only 2 applications (using windows steadystate).
One is fox-it reader and the other one is a java application of the football federation in the Netherlands.

Because MS will stop the support of XP, I need to look at a replacement. Other versions of windows is not an option. It cost a lot of money.
The hardware we use is also very old ( P4, 2,4 GHz and 512 MB mem).

The kiosk version fullfill my needs almost. It can run an java application within the browser, but it cannot run the java application on its own.
The java applet I am talking about is here below. Click on the lion icon named KNVB. Sorry, the site is in dutch

I assume it's because only an add-on of java is installed in the browser, not the complete runtime version.
Is it possible to modify the kiosk version to run an java applet?

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Re: Java application will not start

Post#2 by brokenman » 13 Mar 2014, 10:55

You will need to download the jre slackware package. Convert it to a module and add it to the kiosk then remaster the ISO. Please read the documentation on customizing the kiosk and report if you have problems.
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Re: Java application will not start

Post#3 by fanthom » 13 Mar 2014, 12:57

openjre is included in java extension (otherwise icedtea-web plugin would not work) so it must be something else.
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