Originally Posted by ethics
You are missing the part where you link the JRE files to the browser plugins, which browser are you using?
That is what did it for me. The file you have to link will depend on which browser though.
i succefully installed the java package from the site
i installed the rpm with the command rpm -iv javafilename.......rpm
i then went changed in the terminal to this directory /usr/lib/firefox-22.214.171.124/plugins then i linked jre to the browser with the following command
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_07/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
still doesnt work with the browser.and yes the firefox plugins directory is the correct one since my flash player and other plugins are in there.i also see the jre files in the plugins folder,still firefox says i dont have it.