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Old 05-02-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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Question Help installing Java w/ Firefox on Mandrake 10

I recently started using Mandrakelinux 10.1, and I am starting to grasp concepts and figure how to run this thing. I recently installed Mozilla Firefox without any trouble. I then installed Flash 7 plugins, again without any problems. I was referencing a tutorial ( is the site) to then install Java.

After following these instructions to a point, and double-checking each step, Firefox was simply saying that Java was not installed. Puzzled, I retraced my steps again, rechecked my .bash_profile, and rechecked my symbolic link, which I corrected this time around.

After correcting the symbolic link, Firefox won't start! It says "starting Mozilla Firefox" for a minutes or two, then just closes. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Most threads on this topic, I apologize if the answer is right in front of me and I've missed it, are on Java 1.4.2 or something older. The Java I downloaded from Sun's website was jre1.5.0_02.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Old 05-02-2005, 03:09 PM   #2
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Be sure to link it to the firefox folder ... NOT the mozilla folder. This two differ, if your distro came with Mozilla preinstalled. Anyway, once you have a link in the firefox plugins folder, try enabling java in firefox options (under advanced --> Enable Java). Or you can do a search for the plugins
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