I downloaded the java self-extracting file from java[dot]com . I made a syms link or whatever (ls -s) to ./plugin/i386/ns60-gc33/libjavaplugin_oji.so
I made it in the mozilla plugin folder. That is correct, and I thought that was all I had to do, I read some posts here on it.
[Tried to post links to the theads, but it won't allow when I have <5 posts]
Running Mandrake 9.2, Mozilla and Galeon browsers.