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Old 09-25-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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Mozilla won't recognize java plugin


Hi,

I wanted to develop java apps and applets on my RH9 machine.
So I installed the latest JDK and now I can compile and run apps.
But to run applets I needed to install the plugin for my browser.
I followed the instructions and made a symbolic link in the mozilla plugins
directory to the libjavaplugin_oji.so file in the JDK.
However I still get the "need to install java pulgin" error when I try to run the applet.
When I go to Help>About plugins I can't see any java plugin listed. Only the flash
plugin I installed earlyer.

In the /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.2/plugins I have:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 62 Sep 25 15:02 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_04/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

I think that does it.

I've been serching all kinds of forums and usually that link does the trick.
I seem to have some other problem

Thanks,

Matthew
 
Old 09-25-2005, 05:57 PM   #2
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Just to make sure about a few things.
Are you using mozilla version 1.4.2? Or is it something else.

If you have a/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins folder then that might work for you. If you don't create it and put the plugins in there. Its about a 50/50 option. If plugins are in that directory then even if you upgrade web browser the plugins still work without moving to new web browsers directory.

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Old 10-02-2005, 09:57 PM   #3
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I have the link in both places.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 11:32 AM   #4
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Have you tried the plugin in the ns7-gcc29 directory instead. Depending on the version it may require that one. If mozilla crashes when using that one then that one will not work.

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Old 10-04-2005, 02:10 AM   #5
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ok, I tried that and now when I go to help->About plugins the java plugins come up. So we're getting somewhere.
But I still get the same error when I try to open a java applet It says I need plugin for application/x-java-vm

but I have that installed. I think somehow I need to activate it.
I'll keep looking mabey there's something I'm missing.

-Matthew
 
Old 10-07-2005, 05:31 PM   #6
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I have thought about this and don't have anymore thoughts. Have you thought about upgrading to mozilla 1.7.* or going to firefox 1.0.7. If you do either then you would use the plugin in ns7.

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Old 10-09-2005, 11:03 AM   #7
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Hey, just before you posted that I did upgrade to 1.7.12.
Which really I should've done at first anyway.
Everything works now.
Thanks for all your help.

-Matthew
 
  


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