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Old 12-18-2004, 11:25 PM   #1
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Java Plug-in will not work


I downloaded the java plug-in from suns web site and did the install and after it finished I opened foxfire and tried using it but it would not work.

I have tried to get java to work on different linux boxes but have never had any luck. What am i doing wrong?
 
Old 12-19-2004, 02:32 AM   #2
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Navigate to your Java directory and look for a folder called plugin(Mine is /usr/lib/SunJava2**.*/jre/plugin/desktop/i386/ns10)
and make a link to thiis file from the pluginin directory of your browser.
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Old 12-19-2004, 02:33 AM   #3
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how exactly did you install the plugin?

for firefox and mozilla, you need to make a link to the plugin from the java directory, not actually copy the file to the plugin folder, otherwise the browser will crash

wow.. a response while i was typing mine..
 
Old 12-19-2004, 06:38 AM   #4
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Java

There is a tutorial that I wrote on this web site that may be of interest to you, it includes instructions on how to install the java vm and also how to get it to work with Firefox, Mozilla, or LimeWire.

Hope this helps:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=285
 
Old 12-19-2004, 06:21 PM   #5
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No Luck

I have looked at the how to but it did not work.

I installed jdk1.5.0 in /usr/local like the sun web site told me to do.
I rm the java, javac, and jar files from the /usr/bin and created links to the /usr/local/jdk1.5.0/bin for java after it did not work I also crated links for javac and jar.

I found the plugins folder for firefox in /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins and created the link showed in the how to doc.
ln -s /usr/local/jdk1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so

I just don't get it. it should work.

Would it be to much to ask for linux browsers to be more user friendly!

What did I do wrong?
 
Old 12-19-2004, 06:33 PM   #6
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There is another plugin in /i386. Try that one. ln -s /usr/local/jdk1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

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Old 12-19-2004, 06:59 PM   #7
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Re: No Luck

Quote:
Originally posted by aaronruss
I have looked at the how to but it did not work.

I found the plugins folder for firefox in /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins and created the link showed in the how to doc.
ln -s /usr/local/jdk1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so

I just don't get it. it should work.

Would it be to much to ask for linux browsers to be more user friendly!

What did I do wrong?
The correct command is
Code:
ln -s /usr/local/jdk1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so /path/to/firefox/plugin/folder
 
Old 12-19-2004, 07:36 PM   #8
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Ok it works!

Here is a recap for any one else that has been following this and hoping to get java to work.

The How to document is a good document The problem I was having is I already had install jdk1.5.0 before I read it and did not do a RPM install but did a .bin install
so the paths was a little different.

What I did to get java to work is:

I downloaded jdk1.5.0 from sun's web site the one I got was the .bin
I cd to /usr/local as root and ran the downloaded file while in that directory so it would install there. After it was finished installing I went to /usr/bin and deleted java, javac and jar just like in the how to. I then made a symbolic link for java from /usr/bin to /usr/local/bin while in the /usr/bin directory the command is
# ln -s /usr/local/jdk1.5.0/bin/java java

after that I had to make one more link I cd to /usr/lib/foxfire-1.0/plugins
and made the link below

# ln -s /usr/local/jdk1.5.0/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

after that I closed all browsers opened one back up and the went to a java web site to test it.
It Worked.

one note: on my box I had to use the ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so plugin not the ns7-gcc29/libjavaplugin_oji.so plugin.

What a pain it was though.

Last edited by aaronruss; 12-19-2004 at 07:41 PM.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 08:47 PM   #9
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I'm glad you got it to work! (but you're still missing the path to the firefox plugin folder in you ln -s command in your recap )
 
  


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