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Firefox java plugin problems
« on: June 12, 2007, 10:54:54 pm »

I am using Firefox 2.0.4, and Vector Linux 5.0 SOHO. I've noticed i have an older version of java runtime environment, jre 5.0.1, i think, but Firefox seems to not use it, on every site that uses java i get the pop-up with missing plugins. So I downloaded jre, a self-extracting binary, and now i don't know how to install it... Where should i put JRE to make firefox see it, and work with it?
Thank you in advance.


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Re: Firefox java plugin problems
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 05:25:02 pm »

You'll need to manually create a symbolic link to the java plugin, which is housed in usr/lib/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/ in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as root. The reason it should go into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins is that the directory is set via our init scripts to be the default browser plugins directory. ;-)

With that said, make sure that Firefox is not running. Type the following commands at a terminal prompt:

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cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
rm -rf
ln -sf /usr/lib/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/ .

Hope this helps you.


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