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jdruin 04-18-2004 01:29 PM

I cannot use "java chat". Browser says plugin required "x-java-vm".
I cannot use a "java chat" webpage. Mozilla browser says plugin required "x-java-vm". I am using Fedora Core One. Please advise how to fix or install prropriate software. Pleae use noob level description.

david_ross 04-18-2004 01:34 PM

You can download java from:

Once it is installed you can create a symlink to mozillas plugin directory:
ln -s /path/to/ /path/to/mozilla/plugins/

Then restart mozilla.

jdruin 04-18-2004 01:43 PM

Thanks as always david_ross. Can you tell me what the second line about "creating a symlink" is about? Why do I need to create a link. Wouldn't the browser plugins be installed where the browser would know about them? Sorry, I am used to Wondws and I do nto Understand how Linux software gets installed or why Linux software normally doesn't install where other programs "know" about the installed software.

acid_kewpie 04-18-2004 04:02 PM

no it wouldn't necesarily. most installations would most likely create these linsk, but the java plugin is just a tiny bit of the jre itself. the plugin is more of an "added extra"... and besides there's more than one browser to choose from, and they'll all have their own plugin directories etc...

jdruin 04-18-2004 05:44 PM

Just out of curiosity, what is the difference between a symboic link and the actual program? Same as a Windows link (.lnk) file? Also, would just copying the file to the plugin directory have worked just as well, even if a bit wasteful?

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