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Old 09-20-2005, 10:34 AM   #1
anindyanuri
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Firefox browser and jre problem


I am using FC4.

I need to open the page http://www.nseindia.com/ with proper working condition.

While I am trying to open the page, FC4 is warning that I need to install Java Runtime Environment. I have installed jre 1.5 (in the same way as described in Fedora Core Installation notes). Now jre is installed, and while I am trying to open the page, Firefox is not showing any warning yellow band at the top.

The problem is that, there is a scrolling display at the top of the page, but I am not getting the scrolling display.
I have checked Edit>Preference>Web Features and `Enable Java' is checked on.

What is the problem? any idea?
thanks in advance
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anindya
 
Old 09-20-2005, 10:45 AM   #2
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in the URL field of the browser. type "aboutlugins", without the quotation marks, ensure that the Java plugin is actually registered in the browser
 
Old 09-20-2005, 12:59 PM   #3
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If you type about:plugins in the address bar do you see Java listed?

You should see something like:
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_04-b05

File name: /usr/lib/sun-j2se5.0-jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_04

Followed by a list of MIME-types

If you DO NOT then JAVA is not installed as a plugin for Mozilla/Firefox.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:02 PM   #4
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Yes, it is installed.
Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 7.0 r25

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_04-b05

File name: libjavaplugin_oji.so
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_04

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-java-vm Java Yes
application/x-java-applet Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.5.0_04 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.5 Java Yes
application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.5.0_04 Java Yes
Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible

File name: nphelix.so
Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version 0.4.0.550 built with gcc 4.0.0 on May 3 2005

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealPlayer Plugin Metafile rpm Yes
Default Plugin

File name: libnullplugin.so
The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
* All types .* No
 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:07 PM   #5
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Try removing your 'libnullplugin.so' plugin. I have found this to be completely useless and kept the Java plugin from working for me. To be safe, don't 'rm' it. Just 'mv' it to another directory so you can put it back if need be.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 07:49 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by eightbits
Try removing your 'libnullplugin.so' plugin. I have found this to be completely useless and kept the Java plugin from working for me. To be safe, don't 'rm' it. Just 'mv' it to another directory so you can put it back if need be.

Not helped. Moved `libnullplugin.so', still no improvement.

What to do?

regrds
 
Old 09-21-2005, 08:03 AM   #7
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Is your java plugin .so file a copy of the plugin or is it a symlink to the plugin in your java installation directory? I can't remember where I read that, either in the mozilla plugin faq or the java plugin install instructions, but it MUST be a symlink to the java plugin file, NOT a copy of the file. Apparently the java plugin needs to reference other java files and can only do so using ./

If I go into my firefox plugins directory and 'ls -la', this is what I see for my java plugin:

libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/java/jre1.5.0_05/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so*

Not that it matters, but /usr/java is a symlink to /usr/local/jre1.5.0_05. You can put java anywhere as long as the plugin is symlinked.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:42 AM   #8
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It is a symbolic link, I have not copied the file to plugins directory.

Yes, you are absolutely right, i also have read that if i put the original plugin it may crash the browser.

:-)

Waiting for help

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Old 09-21-2005, 09:50 AM   #9
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Sorry. I don't think I can help much more. This is quickly becoming a "must see" situation. The only other suggestion I can offer would be to install firefox from a non-rpm source or make sure you have your java in /usr/java or at least a symlink to it. I made that /usr/java symlink to get something working but for the life of me I can't remember what it was. I don't think it was the plugin, but it well might have been. On my system, /usr/java/jre1.5.0_05 points to /usr/local/jre1.5.0_05. Sorry, just clarifying that because I was in error describing it in my previous post.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 10:21 AM   #10
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OK friend. I must appriciate your helping nature. Thank you for extending this helping hand to me.

So, It is still an UNSOLVED thread, please help...

regrds
 
Old 09-22-2005, 10:43 AM   #11
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Problem yet not solved. Any help???

regrds
 
Old 10-10-2005, 12:33 AM   #12
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Hi Friends,

I am also facing the same problem like in my applet i cannot enter the numbers properly.

when I type '1' it shows me '11' in the text box in the applet.

can any one help me...?
 
Old 10-26-2005, 05:55 PM   #13
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Yeah same problem here. I have the jre installed, and I'm running other java apps, but Firefox doesn't seem to want to use the plugin.

PLease post help!!!
 
Old 10-27-2005, 06:58 PM   #14
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If anybody can solve the problem please provide us with your answer.

with a lot of frustration, i am again back to windows. at least, there is no such problematic issues. so, help me to back into linux again.

regards
anindyanuri
 
Old 10-28-2005, 04:57 AM   #15
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hello

I'm currently running FC4, took a look at the website in mentined before, and can see the java display on top.

the jre plugin in the firefox/plugins folder points to /usr/java/jre1.5.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

on the browser enter about:config and see if theese settings match yours

Preference name Value

java.default_java_location_others /usr/java
java.default_java_location_solaris /usr/j2se
java.global_java_version_file /etc/.java/versions
java.java_plugin_library_name javaplugin_oji
java.private_java_version_file ~/.java/versions
java.private_java_version_file false
javascript.enabled true
javascript.options.showInConsole true
javascript.options.strict false

you can change the values by presing the rigth button of your mouse and selecting modify
hope this helps
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