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Old 04-12-2006, 05:00 AM   #1
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Question trouble installing java plug-in

i'm unable to install a java plugin for firefox.
I've tried following the instructions but it's proving too much for a simple minded bloke like me the file is jre-1_5_0_06-linux-i586-rpm.bin
I'm unsure about which dir to change to and when i try following the instructions example i'm told there is no such dir
Old 04-12-2006, 05:35 AM   #2
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Where did you save the file to? That would be the directory you need to change to..
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I'm unsure about which dir to change to and when i try following the instructions example i'm told there is no such dir
I assume you're following the directions on Sun's website. At what step are you unable to find the directory?

Are you trying to find jre-1_5_0_06-linux-i586-rpm.bin? It's in your default download location. Try this from a CLI:

find / jre-1_5_0_06-linux-i586-rpm.bin

Are you trying to find the Firefox plugin directory? Sun's website only discusses Mozilla and Netscape. It is probably something like /usr/lib/firefox-X.X.X/plugins, where X.X.X is your Firefox version.

BTW, I also found that, when using Firefox, I needed to install the symlink in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as well as the Firefox plugins directory. Probably something I did wrong, but just a heads up.
Old 04-12-2006, 10:05 AM   #4
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For Fedora, you should be following these instructions.
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My two cents : I think the solution is in that thread...


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