I'm new to linux and Mandriva, and I'm simply trying to get JRE to work after installing Firefox 1.5
I tried the "click to install" method, and upon closing browser and reopening, it still did not work. I downloaded and installed JRE manually, following the instructions correctly I think, and it still does not work.
The Firefox plugin dir is at
and its present contents:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 myusername myusername 67 Jan 8 04:47 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 myusername myusername 19224 Nov 11 20:00 libnullplugin.so*
$ which java
$ find / -iname libjavaplugin_oji.so
$ ls -al /home/myusername/firefox1.5/firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 myusername myusername 67 Jan 8 04:47 /home/myusername/firefox1.5/firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so
$ ls -al /home/myusername/libjavaplugin_oji.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 myusername myusername 68 Jan 9 03:20 /home/myusername/libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/local/bin/java/jre1.5.0_05/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
I've found various and contradictory instructions about what to type to make the symlink work, and I think I just need to change a path somewhere, though it seems that I can't remove or edit the existing one.
The syntax I think is
ln -s (path of something, not sure what) (path of something, not sure what) (space) (dot)
I'm not completely new to bash shell commands, but haven't used symlinks, and using a gui in linux is entirely new to me. I'm just not getting this