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Old 03-31-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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firefox java plugin problem & solution

Hi folks,
I only want to show a tiny obstacle to getting java running in firefox and how to overcome it:
Mandriva 2007 free
java jdk 1.6.0_01

I installed java and the plugin like described on many webpages (install by .bin, symlinking the plugin and so forth), nevertheless the java plugin test on

failed constantly.

So I started firefox from a console and got:

VM did not start up properly
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_01/jre/lib/i386/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
        at java.lang.ClassLoader$NativeLibrary.load(Native Method)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary0(
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(
        at java.lang.Runtime.load0(
        at java.lang.System.load(
        at com.sun.deploy.config.UnixConfig.loadLibDeploy(
        at com.sun.deploy.config.UnixConfig.<clinit>(
        at com.sun.deploy.config.ConfigFactory.newInstance(
        at com.sun.deploy.config.Config.getInstance(
        at com.sun.deploy.config.Config.<clinit>(
        at sun.plugin.util.PluginConfig.<init>(
        at sun.plugin.util.UserProfile.<clinit>(
        at sun.plugin.AppletViewer.loadPropertiesFiles(
        at sun.plugin.JavaRunTime.initEnvironment(
        at sun.plugin.navig.motif.Plugin.doit(
        at sun.plugin.navig.motif.Plugin.start(
Exception in thread "SysExecutionThead" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Could no
t initialize class com.sun.deploy.config.Config
        at com.sun.deploy.ui.DialogTemplate.deriveParent(
        at com.sun.deploy.ui.DialogTemplate.<init>(
        at com.sun.deploy.ui.UIFactory$3.execute(
        at sun.plugin.util.PluginSysUtil$
Could not read ack from child process
Plugin: Java VM process has died.
plugin: java process exited with status 6
Could not start JavaVM!
Mandriva by default did not install the library (but

Problem was easily solved by installing the from the Mandriva DVD.

Hope this prevents others from spending too much time on this little issue.

Old 03-31-2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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Should you not have installed the JRE (java runtime environment) and not the JDK (java development kit) version?
Old 03-31-2007, 04:53 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}
Should you not have installed the JRE (java runtime environment) and not the JDK (java development kit) version?
I'm coding in java occasionally, so I used jdk. But you are right, jre would be normal. Maybe someone knows, if the standalone jre and the jre of the jdk are identical...

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As far as I know, the jdk-jre is identical to the jre.

But it won't save much space to remove it.


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