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Jmol 3D viewer problem in Linux

asked 2013-07-30 04:16:07 -0500

Antlab gravatar image

Hi all. I noticed some problems with 3D plots in the Sage notebook under Linux (Mint 15 KDE guest in VirtualBox). When I try to use the Advanced Controls of Jmol 3D viewer, the system always freezes. In particular, when I try to access the "Color and Mesh" tab, Firefox gives an error concerning a plugin called "IcedTea-Web".

I don't find similar problems running directly Sage in VirtualBox under Windows 7 64 bit.

Do you have any idea about the problem? Thanks.

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answered 2013-07-30 04:49:29 -0500

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Avoid using icedtea-java with jmol. jmol works reliably and is tested only on oracle-java.

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answered 2013-07-30 09:55:14 -0500

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updated 2013-07-30 09:57:19 -0500

Thanks to the precise indication by ppurka I have been able to completely solve the problem. If someone working on Linux finds similar problems, here there is a detailed guide for the (not so simple) task to install Oracle Java jdk and jre in Ubuntu (I actually use Mint, but the guide has worked well the same):

http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Oracle...

After installing Oracle Java and activacting it in Firefox, now the Jmol viewer works flawlessly, also with the advanced controls.

Hope this can be useful to somebody. Thanks again to ppurka.

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