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Old 03-27-2005, 08:42 AM   #1
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Prompt to install Plugin on Firefox Browser?


To whom it may concern

On My FireFox, I kept getting an message to "Click Here to install Plugin".
When I click here to install Plugin it says " The following Plugin is ready to install (Java Runtime Environment). I click next and Java Runtime is not available for install ... than I Run Manual install. When I run Manual Install for Java Runtime and it take me to Java web site too Download the lastest Java but I have the lastest Java running on my machine already.

Java is already install on my Suse Machine, I have version jre_1.5.0 install on my machine.
I have a Icon for Java on my Suse Start Program Menu.

Why I'am my getting request to install Java when I already have Java in my machine. thanks
 
Old 03-27-2005, 09:03 AM   #2
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You have to create a symlink to the Java plugin in your Firefox browser's plugin directory.
Search for libjavaplugin (I think it's called libjavaplugin_oji.so, sorry, running Windows right now) on your computer.
Then locate where firefox is installed; make the link in /path-to-firefox/plugins
 
Old 03-27-2005, 09:42 AM   #3
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How do you make the link in /path-firefox/pluggins on firefox?
I found the libjavaplugin_oji.so file on my directory.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 09:47 AM   #4
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Code:
ln -s libjavapugin_oji.so /path-firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
executed from libjavaplugin_oji.so's directory.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 10:18 AM   #5
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thanks tito & Harken

I'm getting this error message

linux:/usr/java/jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7 # dir *.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 134116 2004-12-07 01:50 libjavaplugin_oji.so

linux:/usr/java/jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7 # ln -s libjavaplugin_oji.so /path-firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
ln: creating symbolic link `/path-firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so' to `libjavaplugin_oji.so': No such file or directory

Last edited by suse2166; 03-27-2005 at 10:39 AM.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 10:27 AM   #6
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You should replace "path-firefox" with your actual location of Firefox. For example, if Firefox is installed in /home/firefox-installer, you should run these two commands:
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cd  usr/java/jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7
ln -s libjavapugin_oji.so /home/firefox-installer/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
See if this works. Again, if FF isn't installed under /home/firefox-installer, change the path accordingly.
And it's harken, not Harden.

Last edited by harken; 03-27-2005 at 10:28 AM.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 10:48 AM   #7
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thanks Harken (I did say Harken)
and the command work ... Now the file exits in the firefox-installer directory....
 
Old 03-27-2005, 01:57 PM   #8
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Firefox Pluggin Still not working. I am steel been prompted for Java Pluggins. thanks
 
Old 03-28-2005, 04:14 AM   #9
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Ok, sorry, I think I misguided you. Try the following:
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cd /home/firefox-installer/plugins
rm libjavaplugin_oji.so
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
Again, replace /home/firefox-installer with the adequate path. The rm command will remove the previously created symlink as it's not working. The reason is that the the previous commands I gave you created a link to another location...again, sorry, I must have been thinking at something else. This set of commands should work however.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:16 PM   #10
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That okay Harken

Should i reboot the machine because I closed Firefox and reopened an its prompting me again to install the FireFox Manual Plugin....
 
Old 03-29-2005, 02:34 AM   #11
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There is no need to reboot your computer. Just close Firefox and start it again, that is enough for the changes to take place.

Glad you got it working
 
Old 03-29-2005, 03:54 PM   #12
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thank Tito...

I'm still getting prompted for Manual Pluggin of Java Environment (Manual)!. Thanks
 
Old 03-29-2005, 04:29 PM   #13
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Hm, have you maybe Java disabled in your Firefox browser?
 
Old 03-29-2005, 04:44 PM   #14
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Hi Tito

on my Firefox Toolbar (Edit - Preferrences and Web features) ... Java is enable and envance Java Script is enable...
 
Old 05-01-2006, 07:53 PM   #15
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I found I had to repoint the java.java_plugin_library_name to the correct file in the firefox about:config url.
 
  


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