How to run Java applets in a web-browser (Ubuntu)

Open a Terminal and type:
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-plugin

To install Java fonts (optional):
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-fonts

PS: Please do check the comments below for instructions for Ubuntu version 10.04 and above.

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  • AnxiousNut  On October 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    If you’re running ubuntu 10.04 you must use this command first:

    sudo apt-add-repository 'deb lucid partner'

    This will enable ubuntu partner repository which contains the required package!

  • AnxiousNut  On February 10, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Update: For Ubuntu 10.04+, enter these commands to get it installed:

    sudo bash
    apt-add-repository 'deb '`lsb_release -cs`' partner'
    apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-plugin

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