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Old 06-29-2005, 04:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy my java for linuxs not working right

Hi i'm useing fedora core (linuxs) and my java won't work for like website or we downloaded the plug ins, every time i try too click on too watch a music video on yahoo it'll just close mozilla, and wont play it. I didn't know if it is because its linuxs or not.... i was useing windows 2000 and ran mozilla and it worked with the following website. Can some one help?!?!

my java is (java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v 1.4.2 (J2SE)

Old 06-29-2005, 04:30 AM   #2
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Hi samantha!

Welcome to I believe that the reason why your Mozilla is crashing is because you are using a wrong java plugin. Usually, Java comes with two plugins, ns7 and ns7-gcc. I don't actually know the difference between them, but one of them usually works ^_^.

I don't use Java Runtime, but Java SDK, which is to develop Java applications ratter then running them. Still, the process should be the same. Make a link from your Java plugin to your mozilla plugin folder. Here is an example:

ln -s /opt/jdk1.5.0_03/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/ ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Note that the above is an example. Substitute the paths for the paths you've used in your system. A few distribution prefers to have the mozilla plugins at /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins instead. If even after doing this you still have crashes, try the other plugin:

ln -s /opt/jdk1.5.0_03/jre/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/ ~/.mozilla/plugins/

I hope it was not too complicated. I explain things really bad sometimes ^_^. Try also searching the forum for more examples.

Good luck!

Last edited by Mega Man X; 06-29-2005 at 04:32 AM.
Old 06-29-2005, 02:43 PM   #3
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Thanks, i'll try that and see if it works i think you explained it well nice :-)
Old 06-29-2005, 08:31 PM   #4
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If you are using the java supplied by Dag Wieers, don't. It is outdated and slow.

Go to and download Java 1.5 update 4. They have instructions for getting it installed, and of course I know how to do it.

My mom uses pogo and I sometimes play Yahoo games, we both use Ubuntu, and I find java 1.5 works the best for these sites.


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