Problem getting RV installed on Ubuntu 14.04 - problem with openjdk-7-jre

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Try to make a long story short, I've been using a different signage companies CPU for a while, it uses a different kind of linux, something custom built for them........and I have a few laying around, so I decided to make a boot up USB and install Ubuntu 14.04 onto the machine and install the Risevision app, mostly to see if I could do it, but also for a couple test/play units around the office (more people who know how to use Risevision the better our customers can be), bonus would be if I can convince customers that are currently using the older units to let me come in and update the software to better use the Risevision setup.

Had some fun hacking the device, they had the BIOS somewhat locked and it was a little fun finding a work around, I finally got Ubuntu 14.04 installed and went to follow the steps to install rvplayer-installer.sh, I've basically got to the first step, doing the sudo installer for openjdk-7-jre and the device tells me that I am not connected to the internet.......but I am. I can open a browser no problem and surf, I even open Ubuntu's software installer, search for JAVA, find the JDK ver 7 install link and it comes up with a "There isn't a software package called ...... in your current software sources"

This might sound like a newbie problem, but I am pretty green with Ubuntu and I'm not understanding this issue that has come up.

Thanks for the help
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Posted 4 years ago

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Hi copptertop,

Could you run the terminal command 'sudo apt-get update' and then try to get the java package?
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Could there be a firewall or proxy that is preventing you from accessing specific sites?  I can't see a different reason why you'd get a not connected to the internet message, while still being able to browse sites.

Thanks.
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Same problem here, the script in the terminal window shows a bunch of websites with some 404 errors, failed to fetch, etc. It does look like a couple sites did connect but the vast majority had some sort of error.

Neal, I don't think so, its connected on a separate subnet specifically for testing, all other computers in the office and on the subnet can connect directly to update items, I've got a CentOS6.5 powered server that did a similar update today on the same subnet.
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I also just tried it on the main network with the same outcome
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Can you open a Terminal window and enter the command software-properties-gtk.  Can you verify that the proper check-boxes are filled (generally the top four are selected) and also ensure that the Download from menu is either your country, or the main server.

Thanks.