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Hmmm interesting i made a symbolic link like this ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_04/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so in the usr/lib/mozilla/plugins is that what needed to be done??
Not so fast! I have Java working with a couple other browsers, including firefox, and it just won't work with Opera. Every time I go to verify the java path, it says it's invalid. Can't figure out why. Here's the other posts on this topic:
I guess you're using the last 8.5 or almost last Opera browser. As mentionned in its help, what you need to do is downloading and installing Java sun JRE (1.5.0.xxx). Then Tools/Preferences/Advanced will lead you to Java setting -among others-. You just have to enable Java and set in Java Options path to : /usr/java/jre1.5.0_04/lib/i386/ or something like (use browse to find where JRE libraries are).
That'all and it does work for me flawlessly.
P.S.: I assume your OS is linux or *nix.
Actually what you said is exactly what I did. When I point the java path to the correct directory where i installed the java plugin, or to the mozilla plugins folder (containing a working java), it says "Java path is invalid", when I know darn good and well it's the right path!
Well, pointing java path to mozilla plugins folder did not make it. I tried it too in vain. I don't reallly understand what you mean by "the directory where I installed the java plugin". If you take a look again at online opera help, you'll find out - and they mentionned it over and over again - that java plugin is embedded within the browser itself. All you got to do -actually I guess you did - is pointing to an installed jre library. If you have trouble doing that, possible explanation is that:
1) Mandrake has some incompatibility with the newest jre libs install.
2) Mandriva installation force the jre library to be located a dedicated directory of its own.
Whatever the cause might be I think you'd rather scan mandriva-java forums. In my experience I doubt that there were big differences between redhat distros (mine) and Mandrake ones.
Another work-around is to step back to a lesser version of jre.....You may meet Mandriva requirement....
when i installed the latest java from sun, it goes in this path: /usr/java/jre1.5.0_04/plugin/i386/ns7libjavaplugin_oji.so
when i open opera and enable java, then go to "java options" and then try to set the java path to the above directory, it says that it's invalid. Obviously its an opera problem because all my other browsers (mozilla and firefox 1.0.7) work just fine with java. That is why i tried to point the above java path to the mozilla plugins folder - it has a sym link to the java path there. still nothing. i've read about people whos java works fine so i dont' know what to do.
Hey why do you insist in pointing to this false path ? Definitely in your case, as I stated earlier, you have to point to :
and nothing else.
Opera 8.x has nothing to do with ns plugin or whatsoever. Forget all that. Don't think in terms of classical browser plugin. You do not need to link to a so.xxx file...
Hope this will fix permanently your setting.