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Old 12-30-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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Installing Java plugins

Been trying to install Java for Firefox on a Fedora 3 system:

I get the RPM version of java. Run the file and let it install itself. The intructions tell me to restart my browser and go to a java enabled page to test it. When I do this the browser tells me I need additional plugins. I click on "install missing plugins" and the plugin finder service page opens and gives me the option of installing Sun Java J2SE50. I click on next, it tells me it is installed. Click on finish, but still no Java.

What have I missed?
Old 12-30-2004, 03:00 PM   #2
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You need to link the jre plugin to the firefox plugins. On my machine, its in /usr/java/jre1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns7/ So I link it with this command:

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0/plugin/i386/ns7/ /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins
Old 12-30-2004, 03:01 PM   #3
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Have you made the symlinks in the plugin directory, good instructions in the plugin-doc:


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