ok. i searched and read out all the OMG's on "java firefox" that came up on the fedora forum search engine. no dice. it either blips the screen, freezes the Term app, or just is a waste of a mouse click.
i have core 3, updated 2 hours ago, and tried jdsk, j2re 1_5, 1_4_2 -06, and loaded in an old cd with j2re 1_4_2-03.
i click the firefox icon it now (hallelujah) loads up. when i go to www.
goes.noaa.gov and click a java link, BLINK. no firefox.
i'm ready to go back to SuSE, if it weren't for the really awesome speed and (surprisingly) stableness of this breed of OS. even if this is a devel thrashnhash distro.