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Old 09-08-2009, 04:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy seamonkey and java anyone?


I`m wondering if java is working with seamonkey for anyone. I tried with Slackware 12.2 [EDIT: to tell the truth it was slackware 12.2 but with many ppackages from current, so I might as well have said slackware 13] and I couldn`t make seamonkey use java. Firefox and konqueror work fine. What is going on?

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Old 09-08-2009, 04:22 PM   #2
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It works here: Seamonkey 1.1.18 (binary seamonkey-1.1.18.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz installed from mozilla.org), jre-6u16 (binary jre-6u16-linux-i586.bin installed from java.sun.com)
 
Old 09-08-2009, 04:33 PM   #3
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It works here: Seamonkey 1.1.18 (binary seamonkey-1.1.18.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz installed from mozilla.org), jre-6u16 (binary jre-6u16-linux-i586.bin installed from java.sun.com)
I ment seamonkey and jre packages included in Slackware distribution. I thought they should cooperate well with one another, shouldn`t they?
 
Old 09-08-2009, 05:14 PM   #4
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Working with Seamonkey 1.1.7 (seamonkey-1.1.17-i486-1_slack12.2, I know it's not the latest package) and Java 6 update 11 (jdk-6u11-i586-1 and jre-6u11-i586-1 are both installed). I tested it only on http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml
 
Old 09-08-2009, 05:16 PM   #5
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@OP
I thought so, that you're talking for slackware packages, that's why I made the clarification.
Anyway, you can create a symlink to the java plugin, from seamonkey's plugins directory?
Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/seamonkey-1.1.18/plugins/
and see if it works.

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Old 09-08-2009, 05:24 PM   #6
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I tried symlinking here and there and nothing worked (unlike in firefox) :-(
 
Old 09-08-2009, 05:56 PM   #7
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Have you try to put the symlink in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ?
 
Old 09-09-2009, 03:08 AM   #8
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Have you try to put the symlink in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ?
Yes but in vain. I guess there is something wrong that`s why I`m indicating it here. Most people prefer firefox over seamonkey so maybe nobody detect this issue before?
 
Old 09-09-2009, 12:23 PM   #9
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Yes but in vain. I guess there is something wrong that`s why I`m indicating it here. Most people prefer firefox over seamonkey so maybe nobody detect this issue before?
I was about to start a new thread about this exact problem in Slackware 13. Seamonkey can't seem to find java, even if plugin is symlinked from ~/.mozilla/plugins, /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins or /usr/lib/seamonkey/plugins. I see this in both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Slackware 13. As witek has seen, Firefox works fine with Java. However unlike witek, Seamonkey worked just fine with Java on Slackware 12.2. As far as I know, I've never done anything unusual except use the JDK package in /extra and the 64 bit install is completely fresh.

By the way I'm using this link to test if Java is working or not.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 02:28 PM   #10
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However unlike witek, Seamonkey worked just fine with Java on Slackware 12.2
to tell the truth it was slackware 12.2 but with many packages from current, so I might as well have said slackware 13
 
Old 09-09-2009, 07:37 PM   #11
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Seamonkey 1.x is not compatible with newer releases of JRE. Seamonkey is based on older Firefox 2.x (Gecko 1.8), which is not supported by Sun any longer.

You'll have to wait/use Seamonkey 2.0, another browser, or an older version of JRE that is supported by Seamonkey.


https://jdk6.dev.java.net/plugin2/#SUPPORTED_PLATFORMS
 
Old 09-10-2009, 11:43 AM   #12
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Seamonkey 1.x is not compatible with newer releases of JRE. Seamonkey is based on older Firefox 2.x (Gecko 1.8), which is not supported by Sun any longer.

You'll have to wait/use Seamonkey 2.0, another browser, or an older version of JRE that is supported by Seamonkey.


https://jdk6.dev.java.net/plugin2/#SUPPORTED_PLATFORMS
Well that would explain things. Thanks for the link.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 09:36 PM   #13
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I've just downloaded & Installed Seamonkey 1.1.18 from Mozilla, an Java as above.
The correct line for the symbolic link is then
ln -s /usr/lib/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/local/seamonkey/plugins/
because Seamonkey from Mozilla installs to a different directory!
Hope this helps.
I have yet to test if it works!
 
Old 09-17-2009, 11:24 PM   #14
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Hmmmm. I've just got the BBB Java working in Seamonkey on Debian 5 "Lenny"
My first attempts did not work.
1) I had to reinstall Seamonkey 1.1.18 OK
2) You must read the instructions on the Java Download Page.
a) copy the downloaded java bin file jre-6u16-linux-i586.bin to /usr/lib /java
b) run it in that location: try not to swear too much at the number of times "more" appears as you eventually get to the end of the license agreement,until you can type yes to accept the license, and the install goes ahead
c) Now you must create a symbolic link from /usr/local/seamonkey/plugins to
/usr/lib/java/jre1.6.0_16/plugin/i386/ns7/*libjavaplugin_oji.so
(I used Midnight Commander to create the symbolic link , because I am not familiar with the command line to do this.

In any case I've tested it and it certainly works with a java page in Usermin

Now I've got to create the necessary symbolic links for Iceweasel( aka Firefox on Debian )

Now I've done the symbolic Links and Java works on Seamonkey; Iceweasel; and Swiftfox

Java works on all of them.

One final quibble: the Desktop file in /usr/lib/java/jre1.6.0_16/plugin/desktop to jcontrol does not work: not on this Debian system. But a shell script does

#!
/bin/bash
sh /usr/lib/java/jre1.6.0_16/bin/jcontrol

This brings up the Java Control Panel

hope this is of help to someone or other.


Last edited by BillFoster; 09-18-2009 at 01:00 AM. Reason: Now done final actions in last edit
 
Old 09-18-2009, 12:10 AM   #15
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The latest java does work in SeaMonkey 2.0 beta 2.
If anyone feels like experimenting with beta software,
I wrote up some quick and dirty build instructions.
 
  


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