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Old 05-03-2003, 10:20 PM   #1
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JRE difficulties.


I installed jre-1.4.1 (from /bin file) and it created a folder in my /usr/src (where I ran the script) and is it just me, or should it install stuff throughout my directories?

Second, I followed the steps at mozilla's pluggin docs with the ln -sf and all that, and java still doesn't work..

I need some help


-vexer
 
Old 05-03-2003, 10:46 PM   #2
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Do this for mozilla

1) Go to www.bbc.com/news (it has a java applet)
2) Mozilla will complain about the java plugin.Say yes to the dialog that appears
3) Mozilla will automatically take you to the appropriate poge where you will see the buttons to download JRE. Click you version (i.e. Linux )
4) Mozilla will automatically install JRE and configure the plugin.
5) Close mozilla and restart it.

Everything should wrok fine now

Hope that helps....
 
Old 05-03-2003, 10:54 PM   #3
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Hmm... What distro you are using? The mozilla is build with GCC 3.x or 2.9x?

Some people have complained that the Java plugin failed to load by mozilla if both were built with different GCC.

If you are using Mozilla that was built with GCC 3.x, try the java port from blackdown. It works with mine...

Hope this help...
 
Old 05-04-2003, 02:48 PM   #4
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I downloaded the jre blackdown files (slackware 9.0 has gcc 3.x)
I did chmod a+x j2reblah
installed it, made a symlink in /usr/lib/mozilla-3.4(i think that's the version)/plugins/j2reblah

and it doesn't do anything


btw, the link above, nothing happened.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 02:56 PM   #5
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Originally posted by vexer
I did chmod a+x j2reblah
installed it, made a symlink in /usr/lib/mozilla-3.4(i think that's the version)/plugins/j2reblah
The symlink should not be to the j2reblah directory but rather to the plugin itself which is located in /usr/java/j2re1.4.1_01/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so . Something like:

ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.1_01/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.3/plugins
 
Old 05-04-2003, 03:05 PM   #6
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there are instructions on my guide for java
 
Old 05-04-2003, 03:15 PM   #7
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by blah, i ment the rest of the directory(ies) as provided by the installation guide.
 
Old 05-04-2003, 03:20 PM   #8
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Aw yes, the magic of Chown...

problem fixed.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 09:30 AM   #9
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Mozilla plugins.html shows the java section, but java still doesn`t work.

As root I did a chown :100 file.. in the java plugin dir, and then again in the mozilla.

100 being the normal user group
 
Old 05-05-2003, 12:16 PM   #10
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What was the exact command you used to make the symlink?
 
Old 05-05-2003, 03:12 PM   #11
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ln -sf path/to/javafile /path/to/mozilla/file
 
Old 05-05-2003, 08:18 PM   #12
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http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html#Java

and

http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/whichjava.html
 
Old 05-05-2003, 09:05 PM   #13
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What was the exact command you used to make the symlink?
Well if you typed:

ln -sf path/to/javafile /path/to/mozilla/file

then it definitely won't work. There are a lot of java and mozilla files. It is pretty important WHAT files and directories you are linking too.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 10:14 PM   #14
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take note for the last time, that I do not write the Full and Exact path to the files I linked since the full paths are quite long to type up.

And once again, I placed the files as the install guide told me.

And again, I did read the files at the mozilla site, so stop linking them, your wasting your time.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 10:21 PM   #15
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Originally posted by vexer
take note for the last time, that I do not write the Full and Exact path to the files I linked since the full paths are quite long to type up.
So you have no problem typing the command in to create the symlink but typing it again so that we could help you with this would be a waste of time. I see. Well take note of this:

history | grep ls -sf

Highlight the appropriate line and then click your middle mouse button or wheel button to paste the text.
 
  


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