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Old 03-28-2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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Java problem on Firefox.


I am on Kubuntu Gutsy. I log in to my broker as a new client and get following message:

Java is not enabled or Java is not installed on your machine. Please, enable Java in your browser or install Java.

I look in Preferences--Content and see that Java and Javascript are both checked. Could anyone help me get this working. I would hate to have to use IE. Thanks.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 12:49 AM   #2
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in the URL bar, hit ENTER, and tell us if you see a java plugin installed. If not, then use Kubuntu package manager to add it.
 
Old 07-24-2008, 10:38 PM   #3
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Question I have same problem - no java in firefox on kubuntu hardy

Hello!

So, yeah, I'm in the same boat. That is, I get - install java messages, but under firefox preferences - content it shows java checked, and aboutlugins does not list java, but the Kubuntu package manager says I already have java runtime environment and plugin.

???
 
Old 07-24-2008, 11:07 PM   #4
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phreakshew,

find the file called libjavaplugin_oji.so on your computer. This is the java plugin itself. For instance on my Slackware box it is at
/usr/lib/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
Simply copy that plugin to your firefox plugins directory (/usr/lib/firefox/plugins for example). Make sure FF is closed when you do this.

If this doesn't fix it then try creating a symlink (use ln -s command) for the java plugin in the firefox plugins folder instead of a copy of the plugin.
 
Old 07-25-2008, 02:11 AM   #5
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check here

I have fedora so i dont know if your ubuntu or kubuntu system would be the same setup but anyway you should get the point.

go to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and see if you have libjavaplugin.so .. if not then make a symbolic link and place the .so file in here..then try it again. BTW you should also see the flashplayer plugin here as well.
 
Old 07-25-2008, 07:40 AM   #6
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This is typical problem with Java plugins since Mozilla has been split into Firefox, Thunderbird and some other components. Sometimes plugins into directories named 'mozilla' (eg. /usr/lib/mozilla), while files should go in 'firefox' (eg. /usr/lib/firefox). Different distributions have different concepts for installations, making the whole issue even more confusing sometimes.

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Last edited by FranDango; 09-20-2008 at 07:16 AM.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 06:49 PM   #7
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my xubuntu did not have java install and i had to have it to get netzero working. if you need to install java on ubuntu look at my netzero dialup post. it has a list of all the dependencies required and the order to install them in.
 
Old 07-27-2008, 01:12 AM   #8
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thanks - sorry I have not gotten back to report my results because I haven't had time to deal with it because of midterms. As soon as I can I plan to follow the suggestions given here and post those results. Just didn't want anyone to think their help was being taken for granted because I really appreciate everyone here!
 
Old 07-27-2008, 01:44 PM   #9
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Sorry for being negligent. I solved problem by installing Sun java jre.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 11:20 PM   #10
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OK - So, I finally got around to checking ths out, but first I had to install 52 updates for Kubuntu. Apparantly one of those updates did the trick- because now Java is working!

thanks again for the tips-
 
Old 08-03-2008, 12:11 AM   #11
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typically you can fix this issue on Debian based distros by installing sun-java5-plugin. The package should place the plugin in the correct directory for you.

aptitude install sun-java5-plugin
 
  


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