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Author Topic: Firefox java plugin problems  (Read 2693 times)
Ainvar
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« on: June 12, 2007, 09:54:54 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 6.0.0.1, 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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JohnB316
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 04:25:02 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/libjavaplugin_oji.so 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:

Code:
su
cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
rm -rf libjavaplugin_oji.so
ln -sf /usr/lib/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so .

Hope this helps you.

John

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