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Old 07-20-2004, 05:28 AM   #1
chr15t0
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problem installing java plugin - Mozilla firefox


Well this really should be a simple job, but for some reason it's not working on my machine:

I have Slackware 10.0 and Firefox 0.9.1 version: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1

I have the java jre extracted and the NS610 plugin symlinked into the firefox plugins directory as below:

Code:
root@feodor:/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins# ls -al libjavaplugin_oji.so
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 68 2004-07-20 10:28 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/local/j2re1.4.2_05/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so
root@feodor:/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins# cd ../../mozilla
root@feodor:/usr/lib/mozilla# cd plugins/
root@feodor:/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins# ls -al libjavaplugin_oji.so
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 68 2004-07-20 10:28 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/local/j2re1.4.2_05/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so
My Tools -> extensions screen shows Java-2 plugin for Linux.

However, I can't play any applets and I always get a blank missing-plugin-jigsaw-piece siymbol when I attempt to view an applet.

So what goes?

christo

Last edited by chr15t0; 07-20-2004 at 05:32 AM.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 05:45 AM   #2
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The plot thickens... I just tested it as root and everything was fine. I have chmod 777 the plugins directories just to be sure.

perhaps this is something to do with the ~/.mozilla/plugins/ directory... biab

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Old 07-20-2004, 05:48 AM   #3
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heh - well that was it.

you have to link in the plugins on a per-user basis. I fixed it with:

chris@feodor:~/.mozilla/plugins$ ln -s /usr/local/j2re1.4.2_05/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so


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