Same problem. Cannot launch "altitude" - No compatible version of Java 1.5+ is available.
There's then an option to Open Java Preferences and that comes back with a similar error message:
Cannot launch "Java Preferences" - No compatible version of Java 1.5+ is available.
Seems that there may be a method to roll back to an earlier version that works:
Message was edited by: Tristan Lips
Good news is that I maged to fix this problem.
Bad news: It's not that "easy" as I'd wish.
If you follow the instruction below it's up to you. I guarantee nothing but it fixed my problem and I didn't even had to restore any information from a backup I made because the installer didn't remove any of my files but updated / re-installed all the system files.
So, what did I do?
1. Backup everything.
2. Insert the system disk that came with your computer and start the installer from the desktop to re-install the system. Before doing this make sure the disk contains the same system you are running already. Example: you have SL installed and the disk that came with your computer has some version of SL. OK!
3. Update the system via Software update when it has been re-installed.
4. The problem is gone!
You can try if the problem is gone by trying to launch the Java Preferences.app or typing java in terminal.
Hope this helps someone!
Message was edited by: sarukuku
YES THERE IS!
What I did:
1) Go to http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1360
2) Download Pacifist
3) Open the pkg with Pacifist then when you have navigated to the folders:
Right click each one and select 'Install to default location'
4) Replace each file (even if it asks to overwrite) and that should be it.
Ohh, dear. Thank you, Dan Jackson, for saving my life. I appreciate it.
I followed the instructions,
Downloaded that first side link on the first step,
Opened it with the second step,
Tried reinstalling my program again and it worked.
Thank you, so much.
The fix didn't work for me..
I'm running lion and before the fix it gave me the error "no compatible version of java 1.5+"
But java preferences did work, only it would not save my preferences. So when it turned java on and close the preferences next time i opened the preferences it would be off again.
So i decided to do the pacifist fix, but now nothing works anymore also not the java preferences.
*thinking of the good old snow leopard days...and windows