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Old 10-18-2003, 09:24 PM   #1
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Angry Fixing sun java once and for all


If had the worst time with this thing. Ive been trying to install j2re - 1_4_2_01-linux-i586 forever...ive gotten to the point where it actually install the rpm, but when i try and run java apps or limewire it says that i do not have a java applet. I know theres some kind of configuring i need to do, but please break it down as simply as possible.

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Old 10-18-2003, 11:07 PM   #2
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this will help you get limewire working.
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/w/work...computing.html

i don't use the jre ( i use the sdk), but inside your browser's plugins folder you'll have to make a link to the libjavaplugin.so file in your jre installation.

for me the path to the javaplugin is:
/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_01/jre/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/

your's will be in a slightly different location i guess. maybe not. anyway open up a command line terminal and do:
1. su
2. cd /usr/local/mozilla/plugins
3. ln -s /usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_01/jre/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin.so libjavaplugin.so

sub the right file path for your browser's plugin path in #2 and the right file path to the java plugin in #3. the plugin will be in a folder named ns610-gcc32, though.

edit: this is the link for setting the java path. frickin' klipper....
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...highlight=java

Last edited by megaspaz; 10-19-2003 at 04:29 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 12:34 PM   #3
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when i do the cd /usr/local/mozilla/plugins it says no such file or directory
 
Old 10-19-2003, 12:38 PM   #4
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Try changing mozilla for mozilla-1.2 or 1.4.....

Look in /usr/local to see what version(s) you have installed.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 12:45 PM   #5
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ok im in /usr/local....im not seeing anything that even says anything about mozilla...i do see a java folder however containing the java runtime enviroment
 
Old 10-19-2003, 12:55 PM   #6
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try (in a console): whereis mozilla
 
Old 10-19-2003, 01:04 PM   #7
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Ah ha....mozilla: /usr/bin/mozilla /usr/lib/mozilla...ok i went to usr/lib/mozilla and theres a folder called plugins...what now?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 01:14 PM   #8
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Create your symbolic link to that plugin folder. Then open Mozilla and go to help-->About plugins to check that it's installed.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 01:19 PM   #9
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Alright now i just told you i saw the plugins folder in /usr/lib/mozilla....but i type in cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins or even just /usr/lib/mozilla, and it still says no such directory
 
Old 10-19-2003, 01:23 PM   #10
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Open up /usr/local and /usr/lib, do you see any directories there called Mozilla or Mozilla-xxx?

If you open Mozilla and click help-->about mozilla, which version does it show?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 01:26 PM   #11
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nothing under /user/bin, but under /usr/lib/ there are two folders, one titled mozilla, and the other titled mozilla-1.2.1
 
Old 10-19-2003, 01:55 PM   #12
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In Mozilla-1.2.1 you should find your plugins folder (if it's not there you'll need to create it manually).

But, 1.2.1 is a very old version. Why not download the latest version and then point your icons to that place. Saves you going through this again.

Whatever you decide to do, point your sym link at the plugin folder in /usr/lib/mozilla-1.x.x.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 04:37 PM   #13
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where do i pick up the new version?
 
Old 10-20-2003, 04:48 PM   #14
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http://www.mozilla.org

or a direct link..

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...1.5-sea.tar.gz
 
Old 10-20-2003, 07:32 PM   #15
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alright when i try and install its giving me an error, first it asks me to creat the directory /usr/local/mozilla, so i tell to do so, and it says error "cant make destination directory"...im stuck
 
  


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