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Old 09-26-2003, 12:14 AM   #1
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Question Mozilla Firebird - Java Plugin


Hi!
I am having problems fixing the java plugin in Mozilla Firebird. I have tried to symbolic link in the Moziall Firebird directory to libjavaplugin_oji.so in the jre/plugin/i386/ns610 directory.
It seems to work perfectly for Mozilla 1.3 but it crashes Mozilla Firebird when I add it. Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-26-2003, 12:20 AM   #2
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do you have the latest version of java? If not, get it. The newest version contains a ..../ns610 and ..../ns610-gcc32 directory. One of these should work.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 12:23 AM   #3
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i do have the latest version and I have tried both /ns610 and /ns610-gcc32. None of them seem to work.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 12:30 AM   #4
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Maybe it helps running Firebird as root once. Open a terminal window, become roor and use
MozillaFirebird
to start Firebird. I had a problem like yours with mozilla and it somehow helped to run mozilla as root once. After that, everything was fine.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 09:13 AM   #5
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tried that. doesn't work still. thanks for the help anyway.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 03:45 PM   #6
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I was just browsing the web and found that the mozilla firebird has a bug and changes have to be made ot the registry to resolve this. Does anyone know how to modify a registry in linux??
 
Old 09-26-2003, 04:04 PM   #7
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there is no windows style registry in linux. You probably have to change some config files in the firebird installation directory. If the bug is also in the linux version, there should be instructions about which files need editing.

I haven't had any problems with firebird and java though...
 
Old 09-26-2003, 04:28 PM   #8
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Try blackdown JRE 1.4.1, it has a Mozilla plugin that works great with Firebird.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 06:40 PM   #9
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hmmm

i suddenly have the same problem, which is very weird. when i installed firebird i copied the java2 folder and libjavaplugin_oji.so from netscapes plugins folder to usr/local/MozillaFirebird/plugins and it worked perfectly fine for three weeks. today, for some reason firebird can't find the java plugin )-:
 
Old 12-05-2003, 06:28 AM   #10
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Smile Mozilla/MozillaFirebird requires JRE 1.4.2 or later.

"Linux

On Linux, Mozilla requires JRE 1.4.2 or later.

Mozilla 1.4 and later, and Mozilla Firebird, are compiled with gcc 3.2.3. A gcc 3.x compatible version of the Java plugin must be used. JRE 1.4.2 contains a compatible plugin.

If you installed the JRE 1.4.2_02 RPM, this plugin is /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_02/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so - and to install it for Mozilla (including Mozilla Firebird), do the following:

* Open a terminal
* Change to your Mozilla (or Mozilla Firebird) plugins directory
* Issue the following command: ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_02/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so

If you are using an older Linux distribution, you may need to install the gcc3 support libraries, as the gcc 3.2 version of the Java plugin requires libgcc_s.so.1 to operate. You may be able to find packages using Google.

If you are using an old or unofficial build of Mozilla (1.4a or later) or Mozilla Firebird, you can check which compiler was used by entering about:buildconfig in the location bar and pressing enter. You will see a line such as "gcc version 3.3 20030226 (prerelease) (SuSE Linux)", which will show the compiler that was used. If gcc2.9x was used, you need to use the ns610 plugin, not the ns610-gcc32 plugin. " (http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/java.html#Linux)
 
Old 12-06-2003, 09:01 AM   #11
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Thankyou for quoting my own instructions. I was probably going to get around to doing that

Crashing when the plugin is copied is known behaviour, which is why all instructions I have seen (or written!) say to symlink the plugin.

Also make sure you didn't change your useragent - You'll crash at startup if your useragent doesn't begin with Mozilla/5 - and that is a Java plugin issue.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 12:13 PM   #12
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Thank you. Symlinking worked for me too.

Cheers,
J.
 
  


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