After a recent (automatic) update to Java, I noticed that my desktop shortcuts no longer work, but rather generate a “cannot determine a valid JAVA HOME” error message. Running the jnlp file from the Ignition homepage still works (and generates a new desktop shortcut which doesn’t)
In looking for an answer, I following Oracle’s advice and checked for a %JAVA_HOME% system variable. It didn’t exist, so I created it, and added it and %JAVA_HOME%\bin to the path variable. Now, from the cmd line, the “test”, as given by the article, appears to work:
java version “1.8.0_241”
Java™ SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_241-b07)
Java HotSpot™ Client VM (build 25.241-b07, mixed mode)
Anyone know what happened? A fix? I was expecting JRE, not SE Runtime, but, as I mentoned above - Ignition said my java was out of date, so I clicked “Update” and let it do it’s thing… and here I am.