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Old 11-18-2004, 12:25 AM   #1
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I have just recently installed FC3 and am new to Linux. I cannot get java to work at all. Any pages that require the java plugin will not install the plugin. I have tried the manual install (I think I did it right) to no avail.

Any suggestions would be extremely helpful.
Old 11-18-2004, 01:25 AM   #2
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Which broswer are you referring to?

Do you have a java runtime or developement environment installed? If so, you can just create a symbolic link from the java plugin installation directory to the plugins directory in your browser's installation folder. On this page you can download either J2SE SDK (the development, for compiling java) or J2SE JRE (runtime environment). They will install to /usr/java/j2sdk<version>/ (for SDK). Once it is installed, you would type the following
ln -s /usr/java/j2sdk<version>/jre/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/ /path/to/browser's/pluginfolder/
Note, that you do not copy the .so file to the plugin folder, as that will crash the browser (I am referring to Mozilla and Firefox). I do not know if there is just the plugin available, or if you need to download the whole thing. Though I would recommend that you download the JRE if you don't compile java, and link it as I have above, just make sure that you replace the <version> with the correct version (only one folder will be in /usr/java so just use that).

Let me know how it goes...

Last edited by student04; 11-18-2004 at 01:26 AM.
Old 11-18-2004, 01:33 AM   #3
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If you have the Java SDK, then you can add the following lines to your .bash_profile file which will enable you to compile and run Java applications:


export PATH
export JAVA_HOME
Now you should be able to compile java programs using "javac" and run them using "java"

I hope this helps
Old 11-18-2004, 01:35 AM   #4
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Wait a sec.. were you asking how to make the java plugins in the browser to work, or how to be able to compile & run java programs, or both?
Old 11-18-2004, 02:33 AM   #5
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If you are using JRE 1.5.0 the plugin is located in the ns7 directory.

Same steps apply as posted above.


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