Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition
System RequirementsThis version of the Java 2 SDK is supported on Intel Pentium platforms running the Linux kernel v 2.2.12 and glibc v2.1.2-11 or later. A minimum of 32 megabytes RAM are required. Recommended 48 megabytes of RAM, 16-bit color mode, KDE and KWM window managers used in conjunction with displays set to local hosts.
Check your version of glibc using the following command:
You should have about 75 megabytes of free disk space before attempting to install the Java 2 SDK software. If you also install the separate documentation download bundle, you need an additional 125 megabytes of free disk space.
The officially supported Linux platform for J2SDK 1.3.1 is Red Hat Linux 6.2, and most testing of J2SDK 1.3.1 for Linux has been conducted on that operating system. However, J2SDK 1.3.1 has undergone limited testing on other Linux operating systems. The following table shows the Linux platforms, by locale, on which Sun has tested this release to at least a limited extent. See below for information about Known Problems on various Linux operating systems.