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Old 09-05-2003, 09:13 AM   #1
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Java 2 Plug-in Version 1.3


hello people.

I am having trouble installing Java 2 Plug-in Version 1.3.
I have been visiting a few sites, that requires that plugin installed. so i log in as root, go to http://wp.netscape.com/plugins/jvm.html
and install the software. i restart my browser, as asked, but nothing has happened. I still cant view the websites.
I am using Mozilla Firebird and running debian. Hope you can help
 
Old 09-05-2003, 10:00 AM   #2
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You might want to try the Sun version at java.sun.com. Have a search here and you'll find dozens of threads on how to install Java and connect the plugin to Mozilla.

By the way, you might want to use the 1.4.1 release of Java. There are some indications that 1.4.2 is a little flaky.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 10:15 AM   #3
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okay thanks man, i will try that
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:17 AM   #4
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I installed SDK on RH9, but Mozilla don't support java application. Should I install JRE too ? What is the difference between SDK and JRE?

If SDK is installed, does JRE also required?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:54 AM   #5
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@mikeshn: Java SDK includes the JRE (java runtime environment), so you
don't need to download that as well.
@mvp: The plugin installer only installs the plugin, but it doesn't create the nessecary links.
Do the following steps to make Java work with MozillaFirebird:

First you need to find out where your Java SDK installed its plugins for mozilla and compatible browsers.
On my Debian box its /usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla
and on my SuSE box its /usr/lib/java/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla

Then you need to find out where your Firebird "program folder" is (there should be a directory called MozillaFirebird or similar, and it should contain a subdirectory named plugins)
Maybe /opt/MozillaFirebird
or /usr/lib/MozillaFirebird

Then you need to login as root and create a link in MozillaFirebird's plugin directory that points to the actual plugin:
ln -s /{insert path to plugin here}/javaplugin_oji.so /{insert path to MozillaFirebird directory her}/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

Then restart Firebird and type about:plugins in the address bar. This gives you a list of installed plugins, and the java-plugin should be there.

Last edited by chris_i386; 09-13-2003 at 09:00 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:41 AM   #6
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chris_i386 thanks a lof for Great explanation. I isntalled and it works.

I'm just curious. Plugin directory contains of j2sdk contains 3 different files.

[root@localhost ns4]# ls
javaplugin.so
[root@localhost ns600]# ls
libjavaplugin_oji.so
[root@localhost ns600]# cd ..
[root@localhost ns610]# ls
libjavaplugin_oji.so


What the difference beetween these files?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 12:02 PM   #7
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I intalled Java runtime, but still have such message. When I'm trying to open http://games.yahoo.com/ and click on "chess" section.".

What can cause such problem?

This page containt af a type application/x-java-vm that can be viewed with the appropriate Plug in
 
Old 10-16-2003, 03:19 PM   #8
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I have the same problem with JAVA SDK 1.4.2. Installation was successful. Also created the symbolic link to libjavaplugin_oji.so in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugin directory. But the aboutlugin doesnot show that it has been installed.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:23 AM   #9
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I'm using Mandrake 9.2 which comes with Mozilla 1.3. After some dictering around the plugin that worked was j2re1.4.2_01/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so not the plugin in the ns610-gcc32 directory.

Once again
[user@localhost home]# ln -s /pathtoinstall//usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.3/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
finally worked, typing about:plugins (in Mozilla's address bar) show it's installed and a quick visit to Yahoo.com shows it works. Thanks to who ever for the thread.

Info about the differences of the two plugins can be found here http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/java.html#Linux

My problem was I just can't read or type properly.

Last edited by Quibble; 10-24-2003 at 11:27 AM.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 05:21 PM   #10
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In my earlier mail I mentioned that creating the symbolic link to javaplugin_oji.so in the mozilla/plugins directory did not work. This was the mozilla version I got along with RedHat 9. However, when I installed the new version of mozilla (v 1.5) , the linked worked fine and I have had no problems.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 05:45 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by nganesh21
In my earlier mail I mentioned that creating the symbolic link to javaplugin_oji.so in the mozilla/plugins directory did not work. This was the mozilla version I got along with RedHat 9. However, when I installed the new version of mozilla (v 1.5) , the linked worked fine and I have had no problems.
How stable is Mozilla 1.5?
 
Old 11-11-2003, 10:25 AM   #12
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I am not sure about that. But I have had no problems till now.
 
  


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