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Old 03-19-2005, 10:35 PM   #1
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Firefox Java Plugin Unresponsive

Ok I've gone through the install process for java a couple times. First I tried the regular instructions, didn't work. Then I tried a custom java install, didn't work. I followed that with trying to install a special package using yum, this just told me that java was installed and working which is great news however I can't get Firefox to use the plugin I linked in.

I've stuck it in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and ~/.mozilla/plugins/

I even tried it in /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.1/plugins

I'm sure I'm using the right plugin and I'm sure I installed everything correctly but still no Java support in Firefox on Fedora Core 3

I'm at the end of my rope here and will take any advice I can get
Old 03-19-2005, 10:55 PM   #2
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Assuming Firefox is already installed, go to the Firefox plugin directory while youre still in the console. To get the Java plugin to work in Firefox, you have to create a symbolic link within the plugins directory for Firefox
Once you find the plugin directory from within the console you have to create a symbolic link back to the original Java directory. In this case for my Mandrake 10.1 Official install, my java plugins are located in /usr/java/jre1.5.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7/

Assuming you have not compiled with gcc (most standard installs will not be) use the file within the /ns7 directory. The command youll use is ln s.

Your total command from within the Firefox plugins directory should look similar to this:

ln s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7/

Run the command and the symbolic link will be created. To see if the symbolic link was created, type in ls. It should be listed.

Another way to check is to run Firefox and type in the address bar: aboutlugins.

You should be able to scroll down and see a listening for JRE 1.5.0_02.

A symbolic link must be created and not just simply copied from the Java plugins folder. If you just copy the file, Firefox will crash when you try to run a Java plugin.
Old 03-19-2005, 11:01 PM   #3
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I've done all of that

Still nothing
Old 03-20-2005, 11:19 PM   #4
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Seriously I need some help with this. I've done every possible thing I've found and still no response. There must be something wrong somewhere but I'm at the end of my rope.
Old 03-22-2005, 08:20 PM   #5
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Ok try this...remove the sym link you created and create a new one to this

ln s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/

If the one you tried didnt work this one should


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