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How do I enable and view the Java Console for Linux?

This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux
  • Java version(s): 6.0

The Java Console provides information about the Java version, user home directory, and any error message that occurs while running an applet or application. You can enable the Java Console for the Linux platform.

Enabling the Java Console for Linux
  1. Open the Terminal Window.
  2. Go to the Java installation directory.
    cd /java/jre1.6.0_24 (Change the name of the directory to where you have installed the Java)
  3. Open the Java Control Panel. Type: ./ControlPanel
  4. You can also open the Java Control Panel through your browser. Launch Netscape or Mozilla. Open the ControlPanel.html file which usually is found in the $JAVA_HOME/jre/ directory
  5. In the Java Control Panel, click the Basic tab.
  6. Select Show Console radio button.
  7. Click the Apply button.

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