Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Games
User Name
Linux - Games This forum is for all discussion relating to gaming in Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-14-2006, 03:23 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: Mint 14 Nadia
Posts: 189

Rep: Reputation: 21
Yahoo Games on Firefox - Missing Java Support

I'm trying to play games on Yahoo Games using Firefox. When I try, I get the message that I am missing the Java plugin. I checked with Adept and that shows that it is installed. If I elect to download it, it kicks me to the Sun DL page for the runtime environment, but the options there are an RPM and a self extracting (non-RPM?) file, and then a pari of the same for AMD64.

I tried to DL the self-extracting file, but while tthe DL manager saaid it was DLing to the desktop, I don't find it.

1. if it's already installed as part of the Kubuntu installation, why is Yahoo not seeing it?

2. where is the new DL from Sun and canI install it, and if so, how. I see that Sun doesn't list Debian as on of the supported distros.


Old 01-14-2006, 04:30 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2003
Posts: 77

Rep: Reputation: 15
Instructions for installing java & plugins are at the mozilla site at:

Is java installed at /usr/bin/java?

Does 'slocate java' give you any answers to its location, if its not at /usr/java?
Old 01-17-2006, 08:02 PM   #3
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Missouri, USA
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 161

Rep: Reputation: 30
type about : plugins (no spaces) in the firefox address bar and see if its listed. If not then follow kwacka's advice. If it is loaded, look for a symbolic link in your firefox's plugin directory

EDIT: Frickin smilies

Last edited by justanothersteve; 01-17-2006 at 08:03 PM.
Old 01-20-2006, 10:51 AM   #4
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: Mint 14 Nadia
Posts: 189

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 21
Sorry to take so long getting back to it...busy week!

justanothersteve...only plugins shown using aboutlugins in teh Firefox address line are Macromedia plugins. /usr/bin/ there are four links to java, javac, javadoc and javah, all pointing to /etc/alternatives/* where * is the executable corresponding to the four links above.

"slocate java" gives 848 lines (give or take a few since I only counted one screen and multiplied by the number of screens) located in /usr/include/c++/4.0.2/ in /javax/ or /gnu/ subfolders. It then gives an additional 78 lines in the /usr/lib/ folder, in the /python2.4/, /kde3/, /libk/, /jvm/, and /openoffice2/ subfolders, with a few in the /usr/lib/ folder itself.

Regarding whether or not I installed java properly, I have no idea. I tried using Adept, then also tried following other instructions I was sent to...could have been the ones you reference or not.

I assume that unless you can tell anything frmo where the java programs ARE located, the next step is to use Adept to uninstall it, and start over?

Waiting for somebody's next suggestion...thanks!



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to play java game(like yahoo game) in firefox? Mathsniper Debian 1 01-04-2006 10:00 AM
Firefox + Java (*Missing Plugins? wtf*) itz2000 Linux - Software 20 11-02-2005 11:34 AM
Yahoo Games and FireFox hang my system!!1 niverson Fedora 2 07-29-2004 08:15 AM
Yahoo Games and FireFox hang my system!!! niverson Linux - Software 1 07-27-2004 11:16 PM
java on firefox path missing? barrys Mandriva 10 03-23-2004 08:02 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Games

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration