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Old 04-05-2003, 01:07 AM   #1
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RedHat 8 and Blackdown Java


I run RedHat 8 with ALL updates from RHN. I also run Mozilla 1.4.

I just installed Blackdown version j2re-1.4.1-01-linux-i586-gcc3.2.bin

I followed all instructions with the file, including modifying my path to point to the java/bin folder, and adding the symbolic link in my mozilla plugins directory.

From a terminal window, typing java does return all the parameters, and the Java Web Start runs great.

But, when I start mozilla and go to a web page that has java on it, I get a message back that says:
"This page contains information of a type (application/x-java-vm) that can only be viewed with the appropriate Plug-in. Click OK to download Plugin."

Any ideas,
HELP!
Please.
 
Old 04-05-2003, 03:32 AM   #2
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Go into Mozilla's directory and type at the console
ln -s <JRE>/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so .

The line above makes a symbolic link to the plug-in. Don't forget the period in the line.

You may need to find the path to that file before doing this.


More information
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.1/manua...all_linux.html
 
Old 04-05-2003, 03:35 AM   #3
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Well it could be a few things.

First off, Mozilla 1.4 is in Alpha version right? It says on there web site "Expect Bugs". I haven't checked what bugs they have but this could be the problem.

Also, what directory did you link your java plugin to exactly? If you have updated from the standard RedHat 8.0 disk to Mozilla 1.4 you have made a big jump in versions. If you did not delete the previous Mozilla rpms, you may have linked your java plugin to an older version of Mozilla.

Just some ideas...
 
Old 04-05-2003, 11:20 AM   #4
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http://members.shaw.ca/trollking/linux.html
 
Old 04-05-2003, 12:59 PM   #5
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First of all, thanks for all your responses.

Ok, I uninstalled all versions of Mozilla and installed 1.3. My RedHat 8 has all updates to date. I already have the ln created. I have tried it in both places: /usr/local/mozilla/plugins/, and ~/.mozilla/plugins/. Neither one solved the problem. And, oddly enough, when I look at mozilla's Help, About Plug-Ins it does not show. Am I correct, that this must be where the problem is? And if so, does that mean that Blackdown will not work?
 
Old 04-05-2003, 01:24 PM   #6
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What is the EXACT command you are issuing to create the symlink in /usr/local/mozilla/plugins?
 
Old 04-05-2003, 03:12 PM   #7
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I have tried both of these, separately and collectively:
% ln -s /usr/local/j2re1.4.1/plugin/i386/mozilla/javaplugin_oji.so \
~/.mozilla/plugins/
or
% su # become root
% ln -s /usr/local/j2re1.4.1/plugin/i386/mozilla/javaplugin_oji.so \
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
 
Old 04-05-2003, 03:16 PM   #8
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So when you go into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins do you see the symlink to javaplugin_oji.so?
 
Old 04-05-2003, 03:37 PM   #9
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Absolutely, and it appears fine, as a symbolic link.
 
Old 04-05-2003, 03:58 PM   #10
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Well then if you open Mozilla and type:

about:plugins

and don't see the java plugin then /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins is not the directory mozilla is using for plugins. You may want to do a:

whereis mozilla

to see if there are any other mozilla plugins directories.
 
Old 04-05-2003, 04:16 PM   #11
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Thanks for the response.

Ok, here's what where returned:
[marc@localhost marc]$ whereis mozilla
mozilla: /usr/bin/mozilla /usr/local/mozilla /usr/share/man/man1/mozilla.1.gz

1. /usr/bin/mozilla is a symlink to my /usr/local/mozilla because I removed the original mozilla 1.0.? that came with RedHat 8, and did not want to modify my path to point to the new mozilla 1.3

2. /usr/bin/mozilla is my true mozilla 1.3, with plugins below it.

3. and I have ~/.mozilla/plugins.

I put the link in /usr/local/mozilla/plugins as root and put the symlink in ~/.mozilla/plugins as me
 
Old 04-05-2003, 04:18 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by MarcRJacobs

2. /usr/bin/mozilla is my true mozilla 1.3, with plugins below it.
If it has a plugins directory then try creating a symlink to that.
 
Old 04-05-2003, 04:34 PM   #13
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Done that, in both plugin directories. And I still get:
"This page contains information of a type (application/x-java-vm) that can only be viewed with the appropriate Plug-in. Click OK to download Plugin."
 
Old 04-05-2003, 04:42 PM   #14
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When you run Mozilla click on the 'Help' tab and go to 'About' to see what version you are using. Your icon to Mozilla may be using an older version of Mozilla.
 
Old 04-05-2003, 04:50 PM   #15
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It says 1.3. I have no other versions here. I removed the old one that came with RedHat 8
 
  


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