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Java - How to fix Oracle-Jinitiator version too low. Please install version 1.1.8.2 or higher - Java 7 or above

 

Overview

FRM-92095: Oracle-Jinitiator version too low. Please install version 1.1.8.2 or higher.

 

Opening Oracle Forms (Smart Center, e.Notify) in any browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer) on Windows produces an error indicating that the Jinitiator version is too low.

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Cause:

Java 7 is installed. As of Java 7 Update 6, Oracle made an internal change in the Java plugin that causes Oracle Forms (Banner) to not recognize that Java is correctly installed.

Fix:

Determine if your computer is x64 or x86 processor type.

Windows XP

Right click My Computer and go to Properties to access the System Properties.

Windows 7

Right click My Computer and go to Properties. Click on System Properties to access the System Properties menu.

x86

Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Programs -> Java (or search for Java in the upper right box labeled Search Control Panel).

After the Java Control Panel opens, go to the Java tab and click the view button.

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Click the section labeled Runtime Parameters and paste the following value in the box (everything exactly as typed to the right of the colon):-Djava.vendor="Sun Microsystems Inc."

Click OK to close this screen.

Click OK again to close the Java Control Panel.

Now, you should be able to launch your favorite browser and run Oracle Forms without encountering the Jinitiator error message. Note that updating Java may require you to go through these steps again.

x64

Open Start Menu and paste this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe" into the box labeled "Search programs and files." Press enter. Do NOT use the method above to open the Java Control Panel on 64-bit Windows. It will open the wrong version of the Java plugin. If this does not come up automatically in the search you can manually browse to it.

After the Java Control Panel opens, go to the Java tab and click the view button.

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Click the section labeled Runtime Parameters and paste the following value in the box (everything exactly as typed to the right of the colon):-Djava.vendor="Sun Microsystems Inc."

Click OK to close this screen.

Click OK again to close the Java Control Panel.

Now, you should be able to launch your favorite browser and run Oracle Forms without encountering the Jinitiator error message. Note that updating Java may require you to go through these steps again.

 

Related Defects:

N/A

 


KB36030