Managing servers with Out of Band Cards IPMI (SuperMicro) KVM require JAVA to access. Problem is, when launching the console using stock Linux Mint, it blows up with a file not found error.
# apt-get update && apt-get remove openjdk-6-jre
# apt-get autoremove && apt-get clean
Dropped into terminal and as root. Removed the softlink for “Java” in /usr/bin/java and untar/gzip. Created a softlink for java to current version – jre1.7.0_51 located in /usr/bin/jre1.7.0_51.
# cd /usr/bin
# rm java
# ln -s /usr/bin/jre1.7.0_51 java
Now we need to create a softlink in our home directory ./mozilla/plugins
$ ln -s /usr/bin/java/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/
Now, we need to verify it works in firefox – so far so good, however, the SuperMicro SSL dumps an error paraphrasing here….Security settings – no longer accept Java Webstart applications that are self-signed. Great so now what?
Ahh – editing the file located in your ~/.java/deployment/deployment.properties
Add this line…. “deployment.security.level=MEDIUM”
Save/Close; Close Firefox, reopen and voila! It should work!