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Old 06-23-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2005
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Firefox refuses to load Java jnlp files - plugin and java ok

When opening Java Web Start files in Firefox I a pop up window:
Opening draw.jnlp
You have chosen to open draw.jnlp which is a Java Network Launched Application
What should Firefox do with this file?
* Open it with Mozilla Web Browser (default)
* Save to disk
* Do this automatically for files like this from now on.

but the 'Mozilla...' option does nothing.

$ which javaws

/etc/mailcap contains:

# Java Web Start
application/x-java-jnlp-file; /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_07/jre/bin/javaws %s

Both $ /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_07/bin/javaws and $ /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_07/jre/bin/javaws do launch the Java Application Cache Viewer window and the applications work.

The Java plugin works and the test applet at displays information about your operating system, the JVM and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
Fedora Core 4, jdk1.5.0_07, Firefox/1.0.8
Old 06-25-2006, 05:09 PM   #2
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Location: Hannover, Germany
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Using Ubuntu / GNOME, I would right-click some (dummy) JNLP file, select "Open With", and select that javaws file (which is pre-selected, in my case).

Not sure if this helps, though.


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