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Old 04-17-2006, 07:12 AM   #1
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How to install a Java plugin ?


I am running Mandriva Linux 2006 and have already downloaded the java

plugin with bin extension. what's the next step ?

Thank you !
 
Old 04-17-2006, 07:29 AM   #2
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You should be able to follow the instructions that are given here:

http://www.java.com/en/download/help...selfextracting

If you have any problems, repost with more details
 
Old 04-17-2006, 07:32 AM   #3
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The next step is this:


Go shell console.
Type: su (enter root pw)
type: cd /usr/local
chmod the file you downloaded: chmod a+x jre-1_5_0_02-linux-amd64.bin (this is my version that I installed. if you have another version and system change it to your file name)
check it: ls -l (it should have the following things then -rwxr-xr-x.)
start install with: ./jre-1_5_0_02-linux-amd64.bin

accept the terms. type: yes.

check if it created the map with: ls

And then java is installed.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 07:59 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by puntjuh

And then java is installed.
make sure that you link the java plugin to the browser that you use
eg For Firefox 1.5 type:

ln -s /usr/java/jreVERSION/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/firefox-1.5/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
 
Old 04-17-2006, 09:06 AM   #5
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Sorry ! Can you teach me how to link the java plugin to my browser in detail ???
 
Old 04-17-2006, 01:14 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coldSteel
make sure that you link the java plugin to the browser that you use
eg For Firefox 1.5 type:

ln -s /usr/java/jreVERSION/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/firefox-1.5/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

ahh yes.. don't forget that part! .. i allways do. And i'm sorry but i wouldn't know how to write it more detailed then in the way coldSteel has already written it.

Last edited by puntjuh; 04-17-2006 at 01:18 PM.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 01:49 PM   #7
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Thank you for your information. However, as a newbie, may I ask what is the path of my
firefox installed ? how to find the correct path etc ???
 
Old 04-17-2006, 05:07 PM   #8
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check if you have this path:

/usr/lib/firefox-1.5 or any other version nr. If this exists just follow coldSteels advice right as it says.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 08:03 PM   #9
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I am sorry ! I could not find firefox-1.5 or anything similar under lib, what can I do now ?
 
Old 04-17-2006, 08:18 PM   #10
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try searching for it as /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-X.x
i know that sometimes it gets put there as well
 
Old 05-18-2006, 12:54 PM   #11
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Quote:
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make sure that you link the java plugin to the browser that you use
eg For Firefox 1.5 type:

ln -s /usr/java/jreVERSION/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/firefox-1.5/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
This solved MY problem, many thanks.

[I needed /usr/lib/firefox-VERSION/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so]
 
  


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