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Old 02-19-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
azebuski
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Question Java shutting down Firefox


As a new convert from Windows, I am running Fedora Core 1 with Firefox 0.8 as my web browser. Several sites I visit require Java so I installed the latest stable version of Java. I think I have installed the Java plugins properly because Java works most of the time. With my limited Linux newbie know-how, I think I have Java installed correctly. However, some sites I go to now simply shut down the browser.

For one example, I like to visit http://www.wmmr.com I'm from Philadelphia, living in North Carolina, and I like to visit my hometown radio stations

Before, these sites told me I needed the Java plugin. Now that I Java installed, some sites that require Java simply shutdown Firefox, yet some work fine. When I visit some sites they partially load, then BOOM, Firefox shuts down and I am looking at the GNOME desktop.

Some Java sites work fine and others simply shut down Firefox. Any suggestions of explanations for this?
 
Old 02-19-2004, 04:43 PM   #2
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Some people seem to be having this sort of problem.

A couple of suggestions:

If you haven't already, go over the firefox faq, which covers plugins.

There are possible java plugin files, make sure you have the right one: at ns610-gcc32/

It might be better to try the firefox forums at http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=32

I'm sure someone will now make me look silly though by stepping in and solving your problem!
 
Old 02-19-2004, 07:03 PM   #3
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I just visited the wmmr site you mentioned and had no difficulty. I'm running a more recent firefox, though -- nightly build of a few days ago.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 08:22 PM   #4
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Did you make a symbolic link? you can't simply copy or move the libjavaplugin_oji.so into Firefox/plugins, you have to make a symbolic link. And as Mctavish said, you have to link to the libjavaplugin_oji.so compiled with the same version of gcc that Firefox was compiled with, the one in the j2re1.4.2_03/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32 folder.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 10:57 PM   #5
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Hi guys. When I go to a site that requires java, It just tells me I need a plugin. I've installed java two ways and neither works. I hit OK when it said download a plugin and let it install itself. no joy. I then got the full java client and installed it and made a symbolic link like the firefox web site said. still it just asks me for a plugin. I made the symbolic line to the plugin in the j2re1.4.2_03/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32 folder. It's got me scratchin' my head this time. Java works perfectly in all other browsers like Konquerer...Mozilla...Galeon...Netscape....
 
Old 02-20-2004, 03:51 AM   #6
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Try putting the link in your mozilla profile
Code:
mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins
cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
ln -s /path/to/j2re1.4.2_03/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so
Also, try deleting all the versions of java that you have and get the self extracting binary from sun http://www.java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp . Make it executable
Code:
chmod 755 ~/j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586.bin
cd to wherever you want to install it and then
Code:
~/j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586.bin
hold down enter till it asks you to type yes and then make the symbolic link as I described above.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 07:32 AM   #7
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Well, It don't ask for a plugin any more. It just shuts down when it tries to use java. Interesting.

Last edited by timdsmith; 02-20-2004 at 07:40 AM.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 11:53 AM   #8
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It's working for me now. I copied the plugin into my firefox/plugins directory instead of using a symbolic link. I created the symbolic link to the plugin and it works fine now.

Thanks Andrew
 
  


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