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Old 04-14-2004, 12:31 PM   #1
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installing java runtime

I am running Mandrake Linux 9.2. My web browser is Mozilla. I can not view java applets through my browser. I downloaded j2re-1_4_2_04-linux-i586.bin which is the java runtime for linux. I did a chmod a+x j2re-1_4_2_04-linux-i586.bin. Then I ran the installation, it said it installed properly. I went into the preferences in mozilla, and selected enable java. Java applets are still not running. When I go to pages with java on them, it says I do not have the plugin, click yes to install java plugin. I clicked yes, it said it installed correctly, but I still can not view java applets. I looked in the /usr/local/mozilla/plugins directory, and there are 2 .so java files, does anyone know what I can do to be able to view java applets. Thanks.
Old 04-14-2004, 12:41 PM   #2
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Run mozilla as root, then go to a page with a java applet, download and install the plugin.

Alternatively, use opera which doesn't need a plugin, it just uses the java runtime.
Old 04-14-2004, 12:52 PM   #3
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I did run as root, I went to the page, and installed the plugin, it said the installation was succesfull, but it still dosn't work, maybe I'll just go to opera though :-).
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if u have gcc-3.2 compiled mozilla, then create a link of
/usr/lib/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/ to the mozilla plugins directory.
/usr/lib/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns610/ to the mozilla plugins directory

note: the java directory may VARY ( i think its /usr/java/j2.... for mandrake/rpm based distro)
Old 04-15-2004, 12:15 AM   #5
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Fixing Java plugin crash nd610. Mozilla 1.4.2

It was easy to add the Java Plugin for gcc 2.2 and ns610. The about-plugins showed that it was recognized. However, Mozilla would crash if I tried to view a web page with a Java applet. It seems that the plugin wants to link with the Alsa libraries. Installing these libraries fixed the problem.


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