We regularly use WebEX within our organisation – and whilst I mostly work under Windows; sometime it would be great to have the other PC on my desk (using Ubuntu 9.04) running the WebEX in the background.

I have always struggled in getting this to work – but now I have a solution.

Firstly you will need to enter:

sudo apt-get install libstdc++5 sun-java6-plugin

followed by added the following two lines into your ~/.profile file:

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.66
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

Then restart your server all just your X-Server and you should be able to join the WebEX meeting successfully!