do you have to reboot your computer after u make the symbolic
The only time you really need to reboot Linux is if you want to run a different kernel.
To get Java to work, all you should need to do is...
or if it's mozilla..
When you're in the "plugins" directory run..
ln -s /usr/lib/j2sdk1.4.2_04/jre/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so
if that's the correct location of "libjavaplugin_oji.so"
if you're not sure where "libjavaplugin_oji.so" is located, run..
and it'll give you the correct path to "libjavaplugin_oji.s"
re-run your web browser and you should have java enabled.