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Running Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate!) on SUSE SLE11 and openSUSE 13.1

cseader

By: cseader

April 15, 2014 10:17 am

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If you’re struggling to get the full functionality out of Blackboard Collaborate, you might be having problems with Application Sharing, among other things. Here are a few scripts that I have created that will allow Blackboard to run properly either with Oracle Sun Java 1.7 or with openJDK Java.

For openJDK Java 64bit:

  1. Download this script
  2. Copy the script prepare-openjdk-blackboard.sh to your system anywhere you prefer locally
  3. Login as root
  4. Execute from your locally preferred location.

         # ./prepare-openjdk-blackboard.sh
  5. Open Firefox and launch Blackboard Collaborate from the Guest or Chair Link and Select the webstart that shows up automatically. Enjoy Blackboard Collaborate on openJDK 64bit Java.

For Oracle SUN Java 64bit (Supported):

  1. Download this script
  2. Copy the script prepare-oracle-java-blackboard.sh to your system anywhere you prefer locally
  3. Login as root
  4. Execute from your locally preferred location.

         # ./prepare-oracle-java-blackboard.sh
  5. Open Firefox, and select Preferences. Applications. In the search box, type ‘jnlp’ In the drop down under Action, choose ‘Use Other’, and browse to /opt/java/64/jre1.7.0_51/bin/javaws
  6. Launch Blackboard Collaborate from the Guest or Chair Link. Enjoy Blackboard Collaborate on 64bit Oracle SUN Java.

Enjoy!

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Disclaimer: As with everything else at SUSE Conversations, this content is definitely not supported by SUSE (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).  It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.

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  1. By:cttinsley

    Seems to work with openSUSE 13.2. Thanks Cameron.

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