LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-08-2009, 10:13 PM   #1
expatCM
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit
Posts: 104

Rep: Reputation: 15
Firefox 3.5.2 and Java ....


Ubuntu 9.04 64 bit and Firefox 3.5.2

Before upgrading Firefox I had no problems. The upgrade has given me the following message when trying to access the Webmin file manager which now no longer loads

Quote:
This module requires java to function, but your browser does not support java
Since it used to work and now does not I conclude that the upgrade has caused some recognition problem with Java. But I cannot figure out what.

I used synaptic to reinstall Java but no change.

I have asked on the webmin forum and ubuntuforums but there have been no responses.

Any ideas how to fix this?
 
Old 08-08-2009, 10:43 PM   #2
GrapefruiTgirl
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Location: underground
Distribution: Slackware64
Posts: 7,594

Rep: Reputation: 555Reputation: 555Reputation: 555Reputation: 555Reputation: 555Reputation: 555
http://www.javatester.org/

The above website has among other things, a java tester to verify your java installation.

Check your about:config page (in the search filter bar, enter java to shorten the list) and make sure your path(s) to java are correct. On my 64bit Slackware, I have it set to /usr/lib64/java and all is well.

I did need to change the java path(s) and also IIRC symlink something to do with the java installation to get it to work on Slackware 11, but this time, no fiddling was required. Hopefully yours is as easy to fix

Sasha

PS- I'm on the same version as you -- FF 3.5.2 x86_64
 
Old 08-08-2009, 10:50 PM   #3
GrapefruiTgirl
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Location: underground
Distribution: Slackware64
Posts: 7,594

Rep: Reputation: 555Reputation: 555Reputation: 555Reputation: 555Reputation: 555Reputation: 555
Additional info:

On your about:plugins page you can verify all the java bits and pieces are enabled; It should resemble this:

Code:
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_15

    File name: /usr/lib64/java/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
    The next generation Java plug-in for Mozilla browsers.

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/x-java-vm 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet 	Java™ Plug-in Applet 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.6 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_15 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean 	Java™ Plug-in JavaBeans 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.5 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.6 	Java™ Plug-in 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.6.0_15 	Java™ Plug-in
If it is all messed up, check this page after attempting to fix up your java, to see if it all looks good.

Best of luck,
Sasha
 
Old 08-09-2009, 02:29 AM   #4
expatCM
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit
Posts: 104

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thank you for your replies.

This is interesting ...... javatester.org ran the test and then told me that "Browser Has Java Disabled". I got the click here to install the plugin. So I did and ended up needing a manual install from the java site.

Did all that and installed at /usr/java.

Opened up about:config and noted the line

java.default_java_location_others;/usr/java

so I guess it knows it is there.

However ... aboutlugins does not list Java at all. The only plugins listed are shockwave flash and FutureSplash player.

javatester.org after restarting the browser confirms that the plugin is still missing. So I guess I am a little bit forward but still need to work out how to fix.......
 
Old 08-09-2009, 08:21 AM   #5
GrapefruiTgirl
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Location: underground
Distribution: Slackware64
Posts: 7,594

Rep: Reputation: 555Reputation: 555Reputation: 555Reputation: 555Reputation: 555Reputation: 555
Quote:
Originally Posted by expatCM View Post
Thank you for your replies.
No problem! But I see we still have a problem with your java...
Quote:

This is interesting ...... javatester.org ran the test and then told me that "Browser Has Java Disabled". I got the click here to install the plugin. So I did and ended up needing a manual install from the java site.
Yeah, I would suggest checking your Ubuntu repository for the correct java packages first, followed by the sunmicro java website next, finally followed by the mozilla website, if you're still missing something.
Quote:
Did all that and installed at /usr/java.

Opened up about:config and noted the line

java.default_java_location_others;/usr/java

so I guess it knows it is there.
Not necessarily -- mine said /usr/java too, or something like that, as a default. It's just a default, but may not be correct, OR indicate that the browser actually knows it's the right location.
Quote:
However ... about:plugins does not list Java at all. The only plugins listed are shockwave flash and FutureSplash player.
As mentioned, maybe try the mozilla site?
Quote:
javatester.org after restarting the browser confirms that the plugin is still missing. So I guess I am a little bit forward but still need to work out how to fix.......
Double check the installed location after installing the JRE & JDK (it's the JRE that the browser actually wants) and make sure you're setting the right path in about:config

Best of luck,
Sasha

Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 08-09-2009 at 08:23 AM. Reason: disabled smilies
 
Old 08-09-2009, 10:36 AM   #6
expatCM
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit
Posts: 104

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
not sure if this is good or bad but I have made some progress...

I changed the path defaults on the Firefox launcher to another version (Shiretoko) which has appeared on my machine. I think this is from the repositories whereas the one giving me challenges is from Firefox.

I have Shiretoko running now and this has picked up all the plugins. I had forgotten about the vlc, divx, wmp and quicktime which were also missing but they are all there now, together with java.

Trouble here is that Shiretoko I think is not exactly final and it also shows me a release of 3.5.3pre. For some reason 90% of the time Shiretoko will instantly close every time I open gmail..... now that is strange.

So my assumption is that about:config is going to show me different paths for the individual plugins when comparing one browser with the other. Not looked at this yet, that is for tomorrow.
 
  


Reply


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
Java plugin installed correctly for Firefox but not able to view any java applet tvn Linux - Software 10 04-15-2010 02:13 AM
JAVA for Firefox ZAMO Linux - Software 1 04-05-2007 04:55 AM
Firefox refuses to load Java jnlp files - plugin and java ok Melsync Linux - Software 1 06-25-2006 04:09 PM
Java/Firefox java plugin not working with HP Webjetadmin iamskykid Linux - Software 2 03-02-2006 02:38 PM
Java and Firefox is no go! vegetassj2 Linux - Software 6 04-24-2005 08:20 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 AM.

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