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Old 10-13-2004, 02:43 AM   #1
Dr Gutiemouth
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java for mozilla using whitbox


hello everyone,

i need to access a page for school in order to do some schedualing,

when i click this blank spot that appears to be the link i need, it says im mising
(application/x-java-vm)

about mozilla:
Mozilla 1.4
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20031027


just wondering what i can do, ive done searches left and right but i cant find info to benifit me...
this is my first day of truely using this linux OS, and any linux os for that matter

at least i got my mp3 player working along with aim, not too bad right?

yeah total n00b here.

lil help?

-matt
A+, Net+
 
Old 10-13-2004, 03:35 AM   #2
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You must install the java plugin for Mozilla. Go here
download the latest jre and follow the instructions.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 12:03 PM   #3
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ok i went to the site, downloaded the file, installed it, or so i think...

at step #7: Run the RPM command at the terminal to install the packages. Type:
rpm -iv j2re-1_4_2_04-linux-i586.rpm

it just kinda hangs at a flashing cursor...i cant break out or rest it...it just flashes...i dont know what to do...

i tried a tone of different things...and i thought i had it...but java still doesnt work, i followed some of the steps below that and i got the same output... but i know something isnt right and its related to this step.

anyone have an idea?
 
Old 10-13-2004, 02:07 PM   #4
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rpm's don't work very well. The self extracing binary always works, so go here and get the self extracting binary. Change tha permissions on it so you can execute it

chmod 755 /path/to/j2re-*

Then cd into the folder where you want to install it. That's up to you. If you want to install it system side you'll need to become root so I find it's easiest to just install it in my home folder.

cd /some/folder/or/other
/path/to/j2re-*

Agree to the terms and that bit is done. Now, to install the plugin,

install -d ~/.mozilla/plugins
cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
ln -s /some/folder/or/other/j2re*/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so
 
Old 10-13-2004, 02:38 PM   #5
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you the man, thanks for your help!

i woulda never got it to work on my own doing what i was doing...
 
  


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