Java applets asking for plugin in firefox

pete wright nomadlogic at
Thu Apr 20 16:05:03 UTC 2006

On 4/19/06, Gautham Ganapathy <gauthamglist at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have jdk 1.5 built and installed on my system running 6.0-rel.
> However, when I open a page containing an applet in firefox, i get a
> message saying 'Additional plugins are required to display all the media
> on this page'. o found a similar reports on the net, but no solutions.
> anyone know how to get applets working in bsd?

assuming you are running a native firefox build (and not
linux-firefox) you should have this file:


that should happen when you install the package or port.  this is the
case with the diable-jre-1.5 package for sure.  also check the output
of about:plugins in your URL bar in firefox to see if it's getting


Pete Wright
NYC's *BSD User Group

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