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Resolved - Can't log in to BATF web site due to Java error.
« on: February 05, 2016, 09:57:05 am »
I have need (business) to log into the BATF web site.  Every time I try I get -

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java.lang.NullPointerException
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java.lang.NullPointerException


I have no idea what this really means.  I've cleared my browser history and tried both Chromium and Firefox.

If I fire up my old, seldom used Windoz box I can log in fine.  Used Firefox.

Any helpful hints?

Greg
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 09:26:32 am by gclark94560 »
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Re: Can't log in to BATF web site due to Java error.
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2016, 01:14:42 pm »
Try installing icedtea-plugin
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sudo apt-get install icedtea-plugin

Now try again with Firefox
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Re: Can't log in to BATF web site due to Java error.
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2016, 01:41:20 pm »
Thanks!

I copied and pasted the code line into Terminal and ran it.

Re-tried signing in with Firefox.  No change.

So I closed everything and rebooted.  No change.

Next thought??  :)

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Re: Can't log in to BATF web site due to Java error.
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2016, 01:52:26 pm »
Okay, let's try Oracle JAVA 9
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
then
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install oracle-java9-installer

BE AWARE, this will only work in Firefox .. JAVA is blocked in Chrome/Chromium because it's a security risk (and because Oracle don't do a PPAPI version of the plugin) .. Really the website shouldn't be using it any more.

Source:
http://www.webupd8.org/2015/02/install-oracle-java-9-in-ubuntu-linux.html
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Re: Can't log in to BATF web site due to Java error.
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2016, 01:59:28 pm »
OK!

Chromium works now!!  I can live with that if needed.  Firefox is still a bust.
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Re: Can't log in to BATF web site due to Java error.
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2016, 05:54:56 pm »
Nope!  Firefox is still a no go.

Why only on this one web site???  :(

Anyway - I really appreciate your help.   :D
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Re: Can't log in to BATF web site due to Java error.
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2016, 06:39:37 am »
Why only on this one web site???  :(

because they're the only ones daft enough to still be using JAVA

Surprises me that Chromium now works, but who cares right .. if it works it works :)
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Re: Can't log in to BATF web site due to Java error.
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2016, 09:25:57 am »
"because they're the only ones daft enough to still be using JAVA"

 :D ;D :P

And what do we expect from the Feds??
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