- "sudo su" to become the root user.
- "update-java-alternatives --list" to find out what java you have installed. I had both java-6-openjdk and java-6-sun.
- "update-java-alternatives --set java-6-sun" upon which tons of lines started rolling by like, 'No alternatives for appletviewer', etc. He reassured me this was fine.
- And then it ended. Then I typed, "java -version" and it said: "java version "1.6.0_13"" and that was great since in all my efforts to update java I'd never gotten it to say that advanced of a version (it always reported, '1.6.0_0').
I'll comment back when I've done more tests...