java plugin for firefox
petern at africaonline.co.sz
Thu Jan 11 08:11:01 UTC 2007
On Thursday 11 January 2007 00:51, eoghan wrote:
> On 10 Jan 2007, at 22:26, Vince Hoffman wrote:
> > eoghan wrote:
> >> Hi
> >> Does anyone have a guide or advice for getting java plugin working
> >> for firefox? Im running 6.1 on amd.
> >> I have installed:
> >> diablo-jdk-5.0
> >> diablo-jre1.5.0
> >> linux-blackdown-jre1.1.8
> >> linux-sun-jdk1.4.2
> >> when i try to access a java app from firefox im always presented
> >> with the plugin missing page...
> >> I had it working on i386 before with just the installation of
> >> java... Im not sure what i have to do next...
> > sounds like you may not have the correct files/links in your plugin
> > directory.
> > whats the output of
> > ls -l /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins
> > and
> > ls -l /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins/
> > if /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins doesnt have a symlink like
> > libjavaplugin_oji.so@ -> /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/jre/plugin/i386/
> > ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
> > then try
> > cd /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins && ln -s /usr/local/diablo-
> > jdk1.5.0/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.solibjavaplugin_oji.so
> > and restart firefox and look at
> > about:plugins
> I have tried this (neither output shows the java plugin).
> When i go to the actual folder it has jre and libjavaplugin_oji.so in
> there but with a red x beside them (Im using gnome)...
> I also cannot browse to the folder... i dont see a plugin folder
> under jdk1.5.0
> Any ideas?
> Thanks for your help
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Why don't you install from source some thing like this
create a folder /usr/local/java
download the java source from the sun microsystems website
eg jre-1_5_0_09-linux-i586-rpm.bin and move it to /usr/local/java
make the file executable chmod 0777 jre-1_5_0_09-linux-i586-rpm.bin
then run ./jre-1_5_0_09-linux-i586-rpm.bin to install
the rest is all interactive
at some stage it will ask the path of your browsers and you can patch the
plug-ins for as many browsers as you have
hope this helps
Africa Online Swaziland
E-mail: petern at africaonline.co.sz
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