[thelist] Java/J2EE help - java not working on desktop

Johnson, Christopher (MTO) Christopher.Johnson at mto.gov.on.ca
Wed Jul 21 12:21:33 CDT 2004

The first thing to try is to see if you have java in your search path. The
easiest way to do this is to open a console (dos prompt) window and type in
java. If you get the 'command not found' error, than Java is not in your
search path and you may want to add it.

The other thing to do is to always start weblogic from the command line
(console window). This will allow any error messages to stick around long
enough for you to read them. If you try to start it up from the start menu,
the console window will close as soon as the app dies and you will lose any
error messages.

Try that for a start.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Dell'Aringa
Subject: [thelist] Java/J2EE help - java not working on desktop


I'm currently (supposed to be) evaluating BEA WebLogic 8.1 Portal but I'm
having a problem with
Java. I figured I'd try this list since I know theres a few J2EE folks out

What happens is when a Java App launches (or attempts to launch) like the
WebLogic installer for
example or the Workshop, it never actually launches. Java.exe or Javaw.exe
will show up in the
task manager, but the app dies somewhere in the ether. I was able to install
WL8.1 platform using
the console installer, but I can't run the workshop.

Any insight on what might be wrong with Java? I'm going to try to find some
forums on java.sun.com
but I'd figured I give a quick shout out here.

I'm running Win 2003 Server Standard. On my hard drive it looks like I have
j2sdkee1.3.1 and
jdk1.3.1_09. (Note, I'm a java dummy.)

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