Problems with JAVA installation

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I need to install the latest version of JAVA on my RHEL machine. 6.5

I visit the java site at
Then follow the link
Linux x64 RPM * filesize: 31.9 MB

Then everything looks ok.. Statement that download is completed.

Then I go to the NVIDIA page to get the latest GeoForce driver at

I selected option 2 . This is a automatic driver finder

Btu I get an error.. That I do not have the JAVA isntalled with the followign message.

he NVIDIA Smart Scan requires the latest version of Java
Click on the 'Java' icon to install java Install Java

I cant figure wha tI am doing wrong. I go to the Application manager and type JAVA. Apparently it is install. SO why is nothing requiring java works?


Jose, any reason why you aren't installing a version of Java distributed in Red Hat channels/repos?

You might give this a try, which explains how to install and configure OpenJDK, IBM, and Oracle Java SE:

If you need the Java web plugin, you can install the icedtea-web package. This is the OpenJDK Java web plugin, not the Sun browser plugin.

If you wish to use the Sun Java plugin you'll need to setup with alternatives as detailed here: Install Oracle Java JDK/JRE 7u45 on Fedora 20/19, CentOS/RHEL 6.5/5.10

However, I'm not sure that will help. When I click the nVidia driver finder with RHEL, I get the following:

We're sorry, the NVIDIA Smart Scan does not support your system at this time.
Supported operating systems: Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Media Center, Vista and Windows 7
Supported browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox & Netscape.

So you might have to run nVidia's setup script to install the driver. You'll have to run the installer again every time the kernel updates.

The proprietary nVidia graphics driver is also available as a package in ELRepo and RPMFusion. The ELRepo package kmod-nvidia is built by a community maintainer, usually a few days after a new kernel comes out. The RPMFusion package is akmod-nvidia. The akmod package automatically rebuilds the driver every time you update the kernel. If a new version of the driver comes out, you can just update the akmod-nvidia package and reboot.

Note that third party repositories such as ELRepo or RPMFusion, and third-party packages such as akmod or kmod-nvidia are not provided by Red Hat or covered by Red Hat support.