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Old 03-30-2004, 02:57 PM   #1
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Java & Firefox


I'm trying to view pages on the net and some tell me that I need to install java, so i downloaded j2re-1_3_1_11-linux-i586.bin and ran the following commands in my home directory...

chmod a+x j2re-1_3_1_11-linux-i586.bin
./j2re-1_3_1_11-linux-i586.bin
and "yes" at the end of the readme

i restarted Firefox went to the site again and got this error again...

This page contains information of a type (application/x-java-vm) that can only be viewed with the appropriate Plug-in.

The page also has the option to download and install the Plug-in; which i have also tried and didn't work. Any suggestions?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 03:04 PM   #2
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Hi,

You should be using j2re1.4.2

You also have to link /firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so to /where/you/put /
it/j2re1.4.2_04/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so*

Hope this helps
http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/java.html
 
Old 03-30-2004, 03:05 PM   #3
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You need to create a link between the plugin in the Java directory and the plugin directory in Firebird. Once you create this link, java will work fine in Firefox.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 03:23 PM   #4
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Ok cool, but should i uninstall java-1.3* first or can I just overwrite it? I tried cding to jre1.3.1_11 and make uninstall but that doesn't do anything.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 03:29 PM   #5
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You can leave it be.

The 1_4_2 will create it's own directory .

Just make your link from the plugins directory to the proper one.

Once you have done it type "aboutlugins" in the title bar and you should see that it is installed and enabled.
 
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That should be aboutlugins

Don't know where the happy face thing came from
 
Old 03-30-2004, 03:56 PM   #7
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Ok, when i install everything and try to ln -s i get this...

matrix@Linux-Powered:~/Firefox/plugins$ ln -s /home/matrix/Libraries/Java/j2re1.4.2_04/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so
ln: `./libjavaplugin_oji.so': File exists

run Firefox and still no java?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:04 PM   #8
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Hi....

That should be....

matrix@Linux-Powered:~/Firefox/plugins$ ln -s /home/matrix/Libraries/Java/j2re1.4.2_04/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so libjavaplugin_oji.so

If there is already an existing libjavaplugin_oji.so in your Firefox/plugins directory then blow it away and run the command again
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:10 PM   #9
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Yeah, i figured that out but now the browser crashes. Is this a Firefox bug?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:14 PM   #10
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I myself emerged Firefox, which built it from the source, and after that Java worked just fine which is helped by Gentoo having Java already in it. It's usually a good idea to build it from the source because it will not only be compiled with your machine's specs in mind, but it will also work a lot better as far as themes and fonts go. Once you do that, the plugins for Mozilla, Epiphany, Galeon, Firefox, and about any other browser go into /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins.
 
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Check your gcc version (I think gcc -v) and make sure your system is compiled with a compatible version. See that gcc32 in the plugin path? If you're not using a gcc version 3.2 or later, you may have trouble. If that is the case, try linking to one of the other plugin versions. There should be two or three to choose from.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:45 PM   #12
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I checked gcc and it's the right version...

gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-slackware-linux/3.2.3/specs
Configured with: ../gcc-3.2.3/configure --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-checking --with-gnu-ld --verbose --target=i486-slackware-linux --host=i486-slackware-linux
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.2.3

When i about : plugins everything is "YES"

The page loads java, but as soon as the page loads the browser crashes and exits.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 07:12 AM   #13
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If I were in your shoes, I'd give Blackdown java a try. It seems to work in situations that Sun's java doesn't.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 05:49 PM   #14
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These are errors i am getting when i run firefox in the terminal after it crashes...

ALSA lib pcm.c:1908 : (snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM hw:0
java_vm: conf.c:3110: snd_config_update_free: Assertion `update->count > 0 && update->finfo' failed.
INTERNAL ERROR on Browser End: Pipe closed during read? State may be corrupt
System error?:: Interrupted system call
 
Old 04-02-2004, 06:41 PM   #15
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OK, i figured it out. I had to install the alsa libraries. Cool BUT my sound is choppy if anyone can help me there!
 
  


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