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Old 12-30-2003, 11:53 AM   #1
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Still can't install java please help Mozilla

Guy's i still can't install java being a newbie i just decided to reinstall the OS again Redhat 9

i then install mozilla 1.5

downloaded java ( j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586.rpm) ran console

then i type rpm -ivh j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586.rpm this as you all guro's know install java

after making 100000 mistakes i have leart that you have to create a sybolick link correct ma spelling please.

so i then ran this command

ln -sf /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_03/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/

all the above work fine i then browse to mozilla/plugins and found the above * file there.

ok you would have thought this has work i then try to visit this site

thats my site and guess what java is not working it asking me to download this java again so i did and still it does not work

guy's what ever happens i an't going back to MS product so please help me. what the hell has gone wrong.
Old 12-30-2003, 01:03 PM   #2
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After installing the plugin you normally have about 30MIME Types for Java when you go to about->plugins,
do you have all these MIME types ?
Old 12-30-2003, 01:09 PM   #3
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su root
cd /usr/local/mozilla/plugins
rm -f *
ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_03/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/
Old 12-30-2003, 01:25 PM   #4
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I just got it working on mine.. I turned out the link in my mozilla/plugins folder was set to the WRONG path for java.. Once I determined where it was I fired off an..

ln -s /usr/lib/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/

and it began to work..
Old 12-30-2003, 02:25 PM   #5
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check out:

and test it here:

i've installed java quite a few times on various distros, following these instructions and haven't had any problems. making the symbolic link is the most important step
Old 12-30-2003, 02:28 PM   #6
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it was a nightmare for me at 1st.. what I didnt know was my link to my java plugin was bad. My JRE folder was not as stated on java's site. it was /jre/

Once my java plugin link was correct it worked..

took me a while to get it working :P but now I can do it in seconds...
Old 12-31-2003, 04:49 AM   #7
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Yes , i can't belive it yes


yes yes yes yes ey eeee hahahahahah yes a pint on me

i run Andrews command and it work i can't belive it

case close wow it worked

thanks guy's My next step is to install realplayer and then get all my hardware to work on linux I shall do a help sheet on how to install the basic on Mozilla for newbies

God bless happy new eve to alll linux guru's


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