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Old 04-20-2005, 08:35 AM   #1
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Angry Java and Firefox is no go!


I'm getting realy realy realy angry!
every time there is an update for firefox my Java doesn't work anymore.
so I create another symbolic link from the java plugin:

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/ /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.3/plugins


ln -s /usr/java/jre1.x/plugin/i386/ns660-gcc29/ /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.x/plugins/i386/ns660-ggc29/

the second one allways worked for firefox 0.10 and firefox 1.0

now when I tried it on firefox 1.0.x it won't even start up or when I open a java applet my browser shuts down.

Firefox is/was making me mad so I tried IE (with CXOffice) neither of them worked.

I'm asking for a solution for my firefox because it's better than some silly windoze browser right

thnx for help
Old 04-20-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
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Opera's a pretty good solution for me, I don't care much for Firefox...
Old 04-20-2005, 09:56 AM   #3
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opera is fine (exept for the ad ) and it made Java applets work... thank you
Old 04-20-2005, 10:52 AM   #4
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same thing happened to me ... but it works with few changes (using firefox 1.0.2, j2sdk1.4.2_08 on mdk 10)
try the following

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/ /home/yourhomedir/.mozilla/plugins

Old 04-20-2005, 11:40 AM   #5
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#ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7/ /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.3/plugins/
Try the above. Use the version for gcc 3.x and not gcc 2.x.
Old 04-20-2005, 02:34 PM   #6
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Firefox and Java applets work fine now... thank you all
Old 04-24-2005, 09:20 PM   #7
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Just a brief note - I tried for ages installing the plugin in my default Firefox plugins directory, and it didn't work. But kiss_linux's suggestion about putting it in my home plugins folder works beautifully? I wonder why - did try fiddling with chmod in case it was a permissions problem, but didn't seem to be. Anyway, in case anyone's interested I'm using FC3 and Firefox 1.0.3.

Ta kiss_linux! :-)



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