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Old 02-16-2006, 09:08 AM   #1
Anne H
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firefox / java plugin


This is the latest firefox from Redhat Enterprise Linux, and the latest jre rpm from Sun.

I copied

to /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/plugins

But when I access a page with a java plugin, the plugin icon appears.

I had java running before with firefox using a plugin. Any suggestions appreciated. Or if you have tried a different versions of java with the latest firefox and they are working, please let me know.

Old 02-16-2006, 09:15 AM   #2
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i think you are supposed to create a symbolic link from the plugin to the firefox plugins directory. the library stays where it is...

remove from /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/plugins

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/ /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/plugins/
then it should work.


also are you sure its the ns7 version??
Old 02-16-2006, 12:32 PM   #3
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Thank you satinet!

I created the link and java now works. Is there a java plugin for firefox, as
opposed to the ns7 version? Under the plugin/i386 directory, there is only
ns7 and ns7-gcc29.

Old 02-16-2006, 12:42 PM   #4
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i'm not familiar with red hat so i can't say too much.

as long as it works :-)

Last edited by satinet; 02-16-2006 at 02:52 PM.
Old 02-16-2006, 02:19 PM   #5
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Cool NS is fine

Hi Anne.

There is no specific Java plugin for Firefox. The method listen above is how I did it and it works fine. Like the other poster long as it works. ;-) Firefox is the spawn of Netscape anyway, so it all works out.


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