LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-17-2006, 06:14 PM   #1
Witzbold
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Distribution: Fedora Core 2
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Mozilla and Java


I have been looking around the boards for an anwser to this, and I can't find it, so I figured I would ask. (I preapologize if I missed a thread that covered this)

I am a windows geek, who was just turned into the world of linux. I have very little knowledge of Linux.

I am on Fedora Core 2 and I have the Mozilla 1.7.6 browser. I have downloaded and installed Java on my machine. I have followed all the coding that was required to install it, and I linked the Java install with the browser by using the command:

ln /usr/java/jre1.5.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

I restarted my mozilla browser (and my Linux box, to make sure), I went into the Edit -> Preferences tab ->Advance and Java enabled was checked. When I visit the Java site again to verify the install, It does not see the install. I am not getting any error messages throughout the entire install process.

(Reminder I have been operating Fedora for little more than a week, and this is probally somthing stupid that I forgot)\

Thanks,
Jim

Last edited by Witzbold; 04-17-2006 at 06:15 PM.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 06:23 PM   #2
Brian1
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Seymour, Indiana
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that. Kernel 2.6.23.1, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Posts: 5,700

Rep: Reputation: 65
Missed one option for the link command. Ths -s for symbolic softlink. That is what it needs to be not a hard link.

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

Brian1
 
Old 04-17-2006, 06:24 PM   #3
tomdkat
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: S.F. Bay Area
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04 AMD64
Posts: 595

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Witzbold
ln /usr/java/jre1.5.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
You have Mozilla 1.7.6 installed in a mozilla-1.6 directory tree? Also, please post the errors you're getting so we can see what's going on.

Peace...
 
Old 04-17-2006, 07:00 PM   #4
Witzbold
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Distribution: Fedora Core 2
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian1
Missed one option for the link command. Ths -s for symbolic softlink. That is what it needs to be not a hard link.

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

Brian1
I ran the command with the soft link, it errored out the file already esisted, I deleted the link and reran the command, and it worked. Thank You Tomdkat and Brian1.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 07:19 PM   #5
tomdkat
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: S.F. Bay Area
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04 AMD64
Posts: 595

Rep: Reputation: 30
Is it working now?

Peace...
 
Old 04-17-2006, 08:48 PM   #6
fotoguy
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Distribution: Custom Debian Live ISO's
Posts: 1,291

Rep: Reputation: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by Witzbold
probally somthing stupid that I forgot)\

Thanks,
Jim

Yep, done that many a times before
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Java for Mozilla and Mozilla-firebird Problem, Please help londonboi Linux - General 5 01-08-2004 05:07 AM
Java in Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla saurya_s Linux - Software 1 12-08-2003 01:12 PM
Mozilla java plugin no go kills Mozilla skinpainting Red Hat 13 11-30-2003 11:30 AM
Java in Mozilla... WhyMe Linux - Newbie 1 03-05-2003 02:36 AM
JAVA and MOZILLA, mozilla just shuts off!! jcrapps Linux - Newbie 7 02-04-2003 10:11 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration