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Old 05-27-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
superpingu
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Unhappy ALL Browsers crash on loading java applet


I have downloaded and installed jre from sun's site.

I use fedora 8.

I also have set the PATH and JAVA_HOME variables correctly..
I have read a lot on forums on how to do that.
What is did is,
edited the ~/.bashrc and added
export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/java/bin
export JAVA_HOME=/path/to/java/folder

when i log in i type
echo $PATH
and
echo $JAVA_HOME

and the path displayed in both the cases is CORRECT.

i have also created a symlink in the firefox plugins directory to
<path to javafolder>/jre/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/libjavaplugin_oji.so

(atleast this is what i was asked to do by the sun's website.)

also i have given the correct path to java executable in
opera's advanced settings. during validation, the browser says
path seems fine and valid!

also the path to the executable in konqueror's setting is fine.

when the browser encounters a java applet,
it says "loading applet..."
then asks for some certificate and stuff
and after accepting the certificate, it again
shows "loading applet..." and then crashes.

this is happening in all the three browsers:
Firefox, Opera and Konqueror.


kindly help me with this problem
 
Old 05-27-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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i have also created a symlink in the firefox plugins directory to
<path to javafolder>/jre/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/libjavaplugin_oji.so
Is this a symlink to the libjavaplugin as given in Sun documentation, or is it a symlink to the libjavaplugin which installed on your system? I'm wondering if there has been a change in either the path or the name of the libjavaplugin since the instructions were written.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 01:34 PM   #3
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No the symlink is correct. it is a symlink to the libjavaplugin which installed on
the system. i din't copy paste from site. I'm sure the symlink is correct.
more over the browser starts loading the applet. how can it start loading if
the symlink is itself incorrect.
and the verification on sun's site detects jre correctly including the version
number. but still browsers crash while loading certain applets.
what could be the problem? Is there a bug or something??

Last edited by superpingu; 05-30-2008 at 01:36 PM.
 
  


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