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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 08-Aug-12 19:20:09
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java problem


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u updated java last week i think and now it will not run on websites, such as bt speed test and on here

i have un installed , then reinstalled , checked all settings in my browsers, all ok

so i can not run a bt speed test etc. when it does not run i get a box come up saying "NullPointerException" what does this mean?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 09-Aug-12 00:37:46
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Who updated Java? TBB?

What version Java?
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i get a box come up saying "NullPointerException" what does this mean?
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 09-Aug-12 08:31:50
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i pop up box came up on my task bar telling me update for java was available

running version 7 update 5
http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp


when i said here i meant to say i could not run the java based speed test on TBB.,


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Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Thu 09-Aug-12 14:07:16
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Same issue here.

Win 7 64, IE8

So I reverted back to the previous version of Java.

Was Eclipse Home Option 1 & VM 2Mb
Now O2 standard
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 09-Aug-12 18:48:56
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wher can i download this from, many thanks :
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 09-Aug-12 19:02:50
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have now installed jave 6 update 33, all running ok, is this the last update before 7 was released
Standard User flippery
(regular) Thu 09-Aug-12 19:46:37
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
have now installed jave 6 update 33, all running ok, is this the last update before 7 was released


Update 33 last update for Version 6
Just installed Version 7 update 5
Works fine in IE9 and latest Firefox
BT Speedtester now works, was freezing before 7 installed
Other sites such as TBB also work
Laptop on Windows 7 64bit Core i3
Strange.
Null Exception is where there is a problem with programming code

Edited by flippery (Thu 09-Aug-12 19:50:39)

Standard User StephenTodd
(member) Thu 09-Aug-12 20:39:05
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I had a test on the BT forum on this: http://community.bt.com/t5/BT-Infinity/Warning-java-...
(The BT speedtester is an application that suffers from Java 7 stupidity).

Summary was:

Further exploration, and comments on http://community.bt.com/t5/BT-Infinity/Speedtester-b... ...
The solution for me was to change the default Java7 ip stack.

One way to apply this patch is:
- make sure no Java running
- go to the Java control panel
- Java tab
- View ...
- insert -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true under Runtime Parameters
- close View and java control panel

I'm not sure if this will automatically be undone when you next install another Java. Any suggestions for appropriate semi-permament alternative patches welcom

--
Moved (with trepidation) to BT Infinity 2 for upload speed. Happy BE user for several years.
Standard User briansaab
(newbie) Thu 09-Aug-12 22:15:01
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Updating JAVA can be a problem especially if you are behind a corporate firewall.

Issues with BT SpeedTest site aside you may wish to 'clean up' your JAVA Run Time Environment (JRE).

A well kept secret is JAVA's Offline installer which you can find at

http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Each time you are told that an update is available go to the page above, download and save the Windows Offline installer in a Java Updates folder. Each is named differently so you will soon build up a small library of each version. Then run the update you have just downloaded explicitly.

There is a 'Remove Older Versions' link at the top left of the above page which will take you through these pages:-

http://java.com/en/download/faq/remove_olderversions...

http://java.com/en/download/uninstall.jsp

Hope above helps. If you need an older version installer send me a personal message by clicking on my username in the left hand column and look in the bottom left corner.

Brian
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 09-Aug-12 22:21:59
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Here are some older versions http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/archive-13921...


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