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Old 10-23-2003, 11:26 PM   #1
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x-java-vm plugin


I just tried to check out a site & I got an error telling me the page needed to be viewed with application/x-java-vm plugin.

Can someone tell me where to grab this? I know I've installed jre2 jdk etc but I guess I'm still missing something...
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:01 AM   #2
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I had this problem using redhat 9. the sun JVM wouldnt work for me at all. I would suggest trying the blackdown version. I believe the website is www.blackdown.org if its not just google it. Hope i helped
 
Old 10-24-2003, 01:12 AM   #3
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Ok. I installed it but I'm still having problems when coming to that page. The page is (if anyone is interested) www.espgame.org & I don't run into problems until I 'play now'.

I downloaded the .bin file, executed it (chmod a+x j2r*.bin; sh j2re*.bin). It unpacked and that was that. Does something more need to be done?
 
Old 10-24-2003, 01:36 AM   #4
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if that was sun's jre, then an rpm is extracted from the *.bin file. you need to install the rpm.

[prompt] # rpm -ivh java*.rpm

this will help you out with your browser. basically the first page will have the commands to link javaplugin inside your browser's plugin folder

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...highlight=java

i take it you're using mozilla or netscape. check your versions because they'll have different install paths. generally:

if using mozilla or netscape provided by your distro as an rpm or updated from your distro's update site via rpm then the install path will be:

/usr/lib/mozilla - original package installed when installing redhat
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.X.X - upgraded from up2date where the X's are part of the version number.

the same will probably hold for netscape.
/usr/lib/netscape

if you installed mozilla or netscape using installers from mozilla.org or netscape.com then the default installation path will be:
/usr/local/mozilla
/usr/local/netscape.

this is important because you need to create a link to the javaplugin inside your browser's plugins directory.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:31 PM   #5
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if you used the blackdown java i think you need to make a symbolic link from the plugin to wherever your plugin directory is it shoudl tell you how to do it in the install text file
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:53 PM   #6
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I have RH9 installed and i'm using Netscape 7.1...... I get the same message about the application/x-java-vm plugin..... i have the Java RE installed and I really don't know what's going on... can anyone help me please?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:00 AM   #7
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what's the install directory of netscape? i can't remember exactly. but is it /usr/local/netscape or /usr/local/netscape-XXXX were XXXX is version number. also what version of java? j2re1.4.2_01 or higher? anyway assume the install directory /usr/local/netscape and you're using java j2re1.4..2_01. just do these commands:

1. su
<enter root password>
2. ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/local/netscape/plugins

restart netscape.

use the right paths for you netscape install. also make sure the java directory path is correct, i'm using the sdk and am just making an educated guess as to the jre paths. also make sure when you run netscape, it is indeed version 7.1. in netscape do Help > About. that should tell you which version of netscape you're using.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:13 AM   #8
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hey thanx megaspaz... it worked :-D
 
  


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