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Old 06-14-2003, 03:16 AM   #1
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Question x-java-vm??

where do i get this plug in from for mozilla 1.2.1 ive downloaded the linux java stuff from the sun web page and installed it. Well when i go to some pages i get this error saying this:

This page contains information of a type (application/x-java-vm) that can be viewed only with the appropriate plug-in.

Where can i go to download this plug-in?
Old 06-14-2003, 11:31 AM   #2
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If you're using Netscape or Mozilla, type in the address bar

 about: plugins
(Or Help->Plugins)
You should see a list of all the plugins that are installed. If you do not see anything about java, it means that Netscape/Mozilla doesn't know where to find it...

If you say you succesfully installed java vm from sun, you must add a symlink to the module you plan to use...

Let's say you installed JRE in /opt/jre. In its subdirectory, there's a plugin/i386 dir. You can then select your current version of netscape (usually ns610). In this directory (/opt/jre/plugin/i386/ns610) is a file with the *.so extension.

Now move to your netscape/mozilla directory
-> /usr/lib/mozilla-1.1/plugins
-> /usr/lib/netscape/plugins

and issue this command:
ln -s /opt/jre/plugin/i386/ns610/ /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/

You may have to change names to fit your current installation. The syntax is this:

ln -s /dir/where/you/installed/java/plugin/i386/yourNetscapeVersion/ /path/to/your/browser/lib/plugins/

I hope you undestood. You can verify if it works by restarting netscape/mozilla and typing in the address bar
about: plugins
Now you should be able to see x-java-vm in the list.

Note... It works better with Netscape than with Mozilla.

Last edited by mad_ady; 06-14-2003 at 11:33 AM.


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