Thanks for the ebook reader suggestions. They're both good programs, but didn't work with my files. I suspect that nothing will satisfactorily open them. I can glimmer some information when I open them with Calc, which I think will have to do.
I am still wondering why I can't run the java program. I did an Internet search on the error "could not find libjava.so" (which does exist at /usr/lib/java/lib/i386/libjava.so), but couldn't find anything that seemed to apply to my situation. I found this
, but the user seemed to get different results from the few investigative commands he/she did, so I didn't feel I could follow the advice given. For instance, at the site, the user got the following:
$ which java
whereas I get:
mark:$ which java
So I didn't know how to incorporate the solutions given to my situation.
Anyway, if anyone does know how I can get java working, I would appreciate it.