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Old 07-02-2003, 06:21 PM   #1
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Mozilla 1.4 and Java


Hi everyone

Ok, I am frustrated. I just installed Mozilla 1.4 yesterday. I had Java working in 1.3 and now it is gone. I have looked at post here, mozdev, google and a variety of places including blackdown. And java still doesn't work. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

Jim
 
Old 07-02-2003, 06:51 PM   #2
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Is the javaplugin in the mozilla directory?(/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4)
 
Old 07-02-2003, 07:13 PM   #3
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Hi Crashed_again

I don't have a /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4 directory. Should I have one? Als I have 2 candidates for a plugin and am not sure which one to use, libjavaplugin_jni.so and libjavaplugin_oji.so. I installed blackdown, no luck. I also put blackdown's recommendation in my path in the /etc/profile file. I also called up a site with a java applet, downloaded and installed the linux plugin from Mozilla, still no java. Thanks again for your response. Any help I get is very appreciated.

Jim
 
Old 07-02-2003, 07:26 PM   #4
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Dont worry you are not alone, I have the same problem, everything is in place, NO JAVA, if you read around on their page, you see lots of stuff about Java, and in small print somewhere you see, dont upgrade on linux from older versions, wait for a distro specific release, of course you would only see this note if you were on the page looking for help, after you have installed...
 
Old 07-02-2003, 07:37 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by jimmmac
I don't have a /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4 directory. Should I have one?
It depends on where the browser is installed. I have mine in /usr/local/mozilla, so the plugin directory for me would be /usr/local/mozilla/plugins. You should have a symbolic link to the java plugin (libjavaplugin_oji.so) in your plugins folder.

I have found that this walkthrough works well for setting up java to work with mozilla.
 
Old 07-03-2003, 08:28 PM   #6
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Hi everyone

I finally got it all by myself. I went to blackdown, followed the instructions exactly to get Java 2 installed. ie. I copied j2re-1.4.1-01-linux-i586-gcc3.2.bin right into /usr/local, did a chmod +x as root, then ran it. It put it into j2re1.4.1. I then issued the following two commands as root

ln -s /usr/local/j2re1.4.1/plugin/i386/javaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

and

ln -s /usr/local/j2re1.4.1/plugin/i386/mozilla/javaplugin_oji.so /home/Jim/.mozilla/plugins/

You can replace the 'Jim' with whatever your home directory is called. I am not too bright, I use my name. Thanks everyone for the help. I hope this helps Chazb, who is also having trouble. I think a lot of my trouble was that I am a horrible typist. I suspect my typing more than everything. Take care.

Jim
 
Old 09-24-2003, 07:20 PM   #7
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thank you so much! I've been using 1.3 up until two days ago, quickly installed the latest and all the plugins except java. I'm using Sun's JRE and was wondering why it would load but when activated for use it would give some errors and one of them said 'file not found' ... weird. So I put the thing in my path and did the whole JAVA_HOME thing and nothing. But dropping it into my .mozilla/plugins directory fixed it.

thanks again,
jpbarto
 
Old 10-10-2003, 08:05 PM   #8
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Hi jpbarto

Your welcome. It is nice that I can finally be helpful to someone. Have a great day.

Jim
 
  


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