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alright been having problems with this, i used the install manuals from Firefox, and java too install each.
i have them both in /usr/local/
i install em, i do the instructions, but each time same result when i load up a page with java, it still needs the plugin.
few strange things i noticed with the installs..... the java manual said the file name was jre-1_5_0-linux-rpm.bin, but the one i have, and downloaded from there site ( right next to the manual button ) says its 1.5.0.01, and same with the end result folder, 1.5.0.01,
i heard there was a incompatible version of java for foxfire 1.0, so if its 1.5.0.01 point me in the direction of a working one?
Most likely you don't have the java and firefox files linked together properly. You can have both fully installed, but if they aren't aware of each other, you'll keep getting the message that you are missing the plugin.
Here's the short and sweet version of how to get them to work -
Use the search function on your computer (CLI or graphical, whatever is easier for you) to find the location of the libjavaplugin_oji.so file. Once you know where that is, you want to create a symbolic link from the mozilla plugins directory to that file.
In my case, libjavaplugin_oji.so is found in /usr/java/jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so, so I went to my mozilla plugins directory (works for firefox as well) and created the symbolic link between the two. The command for that was something like
I doubt your user account is also named jim, so you'll want to change that, but /home/(yourname)/.mozilla/plugins/ should be where the link is made. The mozilla directory should have the . before its name, it is hidden.
It doesn't matter where the files are actually installed, as long as you have the link in the right place. My firefox is installed in /usr/lib/firefox, but I still have to link from /home/me/.mozilla/plugins to the java file I mentioned. Please go toy your /home/name/.mozilla/plugins/ directory and do an ls -al and print the results here. I still think you just don't have the linked files in the right location.
I have java 1.4.2, so according to the linked page I had to use the plugin in plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32 in the method JimBass posted, which I did, but then firefox crashes whenever I try to open a page with a java applet in it. I found another libjavaplugin_oji.so in plugin/i386/ns610 but when I use that one firefox refuses to start entirely. Any ideas?
Alright, i didnt realise the .mozilla file was even there really, i went to it, but there wasnt a plugin directory....so i made one, and installed the link, still the same thing when i try to view anything in java.
i think maybe sence ive installed, diffrent versions of mozilla, i may have more then one .mozilla? or that the programs just arent compatible. also, i did install firefox and java on root, but am trying to get it to work on "mindless" hence the /usr/local/ i looked on root, and there isnt a .mozilla, but still on mindless
as requested here is the ls of home/me/.mozilla/plugins, but note, i created it, so that may be one fault.
appreg( in black) default( in blue ) firefox(blue) Mindless(blue) mozver.dat(black) pluginreg.dat(black) plugins(blue)
libjavaplugin_oji.so(highlighted in red, white font )
sorry im linux newb, so i dont know what the color code exaclty means,, assuming black is files, blue is directorys.... and highlight red are links...heh
I have been pulling my hair out to get Java to work, now I'm bald, DOH! I had another issues that hosed things up. I have upgrade my foxfire so I have two installed but only the new one works, so for awhile I was making links to the wrong place!!!! I followed JimBass's post about creating the "link" it does work, for me anyway. I found you must look very closely at your own paths and versions of Java. It worked great for me after a few hours and a lot of bad language, plus hair loss.
Please do the following before installing java plugin
Go to "System" > "Administration" > "Security Level and Firewall". Enter your root password and click "ok". On the "SELinux" tab click on "Modify SELinux Policy", click on "Compatibility" to open it and tick the check box next to "Allow the use of shared libraries with Text Relocation". Click "ok". Reboot your machine to implement the new SELinux policy
I got it to work using JimBass's symboliclink deal. I never did a link before so I had issues as usual. Now when I do aboutlugins I get a load of stuff, before nothing. But for some reason FOX news video's still don't work. I suspect they did some kind of Billy Gates downgrade and hosed us.