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Fedora Core 8, i386 version (though running on Athlon 64).
I was nosing around trying to create a java plugin for firefox, and trying to install Sun Java 1.5 per some instructions I found, and then I noticed that there's a java implementation called "icedtea" already installed. So, I changed direction about halfway through and created a link from /etc/alternatives/libjavaplugin.so to the icedtea file called "gcjwebplugin.so", and got a few online java apps to work. "Voila!" sez I.
However, there are plenty of online java apps that still don't work, so I'm thinking maybe I don't have /etc/alternatives/libjavaplugin.so linked to the right thing. And as I read around the web, I'm confused by references to icedtea not working and such, but none of them say simply "link this icedtea module to libjavaplugin.so," so I'm a little lost.
1) Have I linked to the correct .so file to implement icedtea's java plugin; and
2) What else do I need to do in order to get java applets to work?
It's possible that my efforts to install Sun Java 1.5 created some conflicts in the java installation, but I honestly don't think so. How could I check?