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Old 11-22-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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where is firefox plugin directory in suse linux


i wanna install java on my suse linux. i followed the instruction here ( but i can't find the firefox/plugin directory.. i believe my insalled directory is /usr/lib/firefox and the subdirectories are
1. bin
2. chrome
3. components
4. defaults
5. distribution
6. etc
7. extensions
8. firefox
10. icons
11. lib
12. modules
13. searchplugins
14. share
Old 11-22-2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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It would be a good idea to tell us what version of Suse you're using, so we would have a better idea of how to help you.

But for Suse 11.3, install Sun Java from Yast, don't do it the hard way from the link you provided. Yast > Software Management > Search tab, type in java then look for java-1_6_0-sun and java-1_6_0-sun-plugin. It will install them for you and put the plugin in the correct directory.

The directory for the FF plugins is /usr/lib64/browser-plugins fro 64 Bit, or /usr/lib/browser-plugins for 32 Bit.
Old 11-22-2010, 11:28 AM   #3
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I forgot to mention:

You should have Openjdk java installed by default, so you'll need to remove that, and the openjdk plugin, also through Yast. Then Sun Java will become the default version, and it should show up in FF.
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im using SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. the java version im having is 1.42.
Old 11-23-2010, 10:18 AM   #5
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On my SUSE Enterprise systems Firefox will use plugins that are in /usr/lib/browser-plugins.

If you want to check that you should find that the file /usr/bin/firefox is a shell script which can open in any text editor and read. In that file there should be a line which says which directory or directories Firefox looks in for plugins.

Firefox will also usually look for plugins in the ~/.mozilla/plugins directory of the user that is running Firefox.


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