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Old 02-23-2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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getting Java plugin for Mozilla 1.6 to work


Using Red Hat 9, I installed Java 1.4.2_03, the RPM. I followed the directions carefully and completed the process by creating the necessary symbolic link in the Mozilla plugin directory. Everything worked fine.

I decided to upgrade to Mozilla 1.6. Couldn't find any workable RPM's so I installed the binary download from Mozilla. Again, everything went fine. Since the issue of gettting Java to work with Mozilla seemed to just be the matter of the symbolic link, I created that again in the Mozilla plugins directory. Now whenever I try to start Mozilla (usr/local/mozilla/mozilla) I get an error message that says "internal error on browser end: No manager for initializing factory?" Haven't a clue what that means, but Mozilla won't start and I cure the problem by deleting the java link. But of course I can't see anything done in Java on a web page.

And, yes, I did completely uninstall and remove the directories of my former version of Mozilla (1.2, the one that comes with RH 9).
 
Old 02-23-2004, 06:48 PM   #2
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Did you make sure to symbolically link against the libjavaplugin_oji.so that was compiled with gcc-3.2. It's the one in the ns610-gcc32 (or something like that) folder. The one in the ns610 folder was compiled with gcc-2.9 and doesn't work with recent versions of Mozilla.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 03:55 AM   #3
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Well, if I had any clue I needed to do that, I would have! You were right, though. I made this change and it seems to be working fine now. I went back to the instructions on Sun's site (which are not all that easy to find), looking to see if I missed this clue somewhere. The closest they come is where they say, "For the SuSE 8.1 or higher Mozilla browser, replace ns610 with ns610-gcc32 in the ln command above". Since I'm using Red Hat, I never paid much attention to the sentence. Thanks for the clue.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 08:00 PM   #4
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I tried the symbolic link and I still can't get the plugins to work with mozilla 1.7a
I got the java 1.4.2-03, what do i need to do I am getting frustrated
 
Old 03-01-2004, 01:25 PM   #5
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Your problem may just be Mozilla 1.7a. This isn't even in beta stage yet, so there are likely to be problems with it.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 09:07 AM   #6
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That was the problem so I got rid of mozilla 1.7a and put 1.6 in and no problems. I will be back with more problems I bet
 
Old 08-18-2004, 08:20 PM   #7
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still doesn't work

I'm trying to upgrade from about version 1.2 to 1.7. I've created symlinks to the n610-gcc32 java library in every mozilla and netscape plugin directory I can find ({/usr/lib,/usr/local}/{mozilla,netscape}/plugins/, and ~/.{mozilla,netscape}/plugins).

I still get the bleeping "factory not found" error. I can run /usr/bin/mozilla.orig (the old binary) without a problem (other than the normal 1.2 bugs), but I can't run /usr/bin/mozilla (the 1.7 binary) without having factory problems. I can run the new binary as root.

I hate software.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 05:42 PM   #8
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Make sure you link to the following plugin:

<your java install dir>/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so

DO NOT link to the .../ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so plugin


Worked for me.
 
  


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