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Old 06-23-2006, 10:19 AM   #1
Melsync
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Firefox refuses to load Java jnlp files - plugin and java ok


When opening Java Web Start files in Firefox I a pop up window:
Opening draw.jnlp
You have chosen to open draw.jnlp which is a Java Network Launched Application
from http://java.sun.com
What should Firefox do with this file?
* Open it with Mozilla Web Browser (default)
* Save to disk
* Do this automatically for files like this from now on.

but the 'Mozilla...' option does nothing.

$ which javaws
/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_07/bin/javaws

/etc/mailcap contains:

# Java Web Start
application/x-java-jnlp-file; /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_07/jre/bin/javaws %s

Both $ /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_07/bin/javaws and $ /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_07/jre/bin/javaws do launch the Java Application Cache Viewer window and the applications work.

The Java plugin works and the test applet at http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml displays information about your operating system, the JVM and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
Fedora Core 4, jdk1.5.0_07, Firefox/1.0.8
 
Old 06-25-2006, 04:09 PM   #2
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Using Ubuntu / GNOME, I would right-click some (dummy) JNLP file, select "Open With", and select that javaws file (which is pre-selected, in my case).

Not sure if this helps, though.
 
  


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