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26th December 2004, 08:17 AM
Okay guys and gals I'm struggling to get Java installed as a plugin for FireFox. The FC3 install goes off without a single hitch, yum update works perfectly, nvidia drivers all set up. I followed the numerous directions and FAQs here and on fedorafaq.org AND stanton-finley directions. I can write and compile code, but NO java in FireFox. It doesn't crash, it just doesnt display any java or mention java in about:plugins. I even had a mate walk me through an install via Xchat and still ended up in the same situation. He recommended a clean reinstall which I did to no avail, I STILL can't see java applets. Am I missing something? Is my system just strange??? Thanks for any advice.
For reference, my system:
AMD 64 4000+
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum Socket 939
Corsair XMS Xtreme (2x512mb)
WD 36gb SATA
Gigabyte Geforce FX 5900XT
26th December 2004, 09:50 AM
What package did you download and install?
26th December 2004, 09:57 AM
I dont use AMD 64 yet but this is how I did it: http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=29928
26th December 2004, 09:59 AM
If you have already copied libjavaplugin_oji.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, and it still doesn't work. Try removing pluginreg.dat in ~/.mozilla/firefox/
26th December 2004, 10:29 AM
imdeemvp, thanks for the link. unfortunately i already tried that howto with the same results. im working with j2re-1_4_2_06-linux-i586-rpm.bin which i got directly from Sun's web site. i am running AMD 64 tho, so...?
26th December 2004, 10:51 AM
Sorry its not working for you and I understand your frustation. It happened to me the first 2 weeks after fc3 was release but now I am ok. After 1 reinstallation I did in my main desktop and ran the updates and so far so good. On a second pc I also ran updates and did not encounter major issues. My laptop runs fc2 for now, did not work great with fc3.
For some reason installing java is very difficult for some users and I dont know what the reason is. Sorry I cant provide more help. :(
31st December 2004, 12:02 AM
I've just download jre-1_5_0_01-linux-amd64.rpm from sun and there's no plugins dir, come on sun, what are you up to?
It looks likes if you want java you have to go yest'o'year 32 bit
Bugger, just found this
I wonder when they're going to release it, its not like AMD64 is new, and the cheek buggers sell AMD64 boxes as well.
31st December 2004, 12:41 AM
download the j2re and mozilla-j2re plugins from DAG they work great and are the easiest way to do it that I have found
14th January 2005, 04:56 PM
Diablo, it's the matter of architecture. Dag's rpm also doesn't work at 64-bit Firefox.
14th January 2005, 09:57 PM
me.. i do it like.. reinstalling firefox (latest) and getting the non-RPM self extracting bin.. works! :D
6th February 2005, 03:00 AM
To push sun to make the plugin for x86-64 you can go and vote for this bug;
6th February 2005, 01:22 PM
I had the same problem yesterday (Firefox not registering a java plugin). 64-bit Firefox wouldn't register 32-bit j2re no matter where I placed the symlink. The solution for me was to remove the 64-bit Firefox and install the 32-bit version. After creating the symlink to oji in $HOME/.mozilla/plugins, all was well. YMMV.
13th February 2005, 04:03 AM
#$%#@$% JAVA!!!!! I had Everything working <perfectly> until I struggled with the frikking JAVA plugin to try and get Firefox to work correctly and stop dying on every java enabled website. It didn't work, and while Trying to uninstall it, I errantly wrecked my whole Fedora installation and am now starting from scratch with a fresh download of FC3. I don't know if I have the will any more....I can't get my ATI drivers to work anymore and am stuck in 800x600, Nvidia NFORCE drivers won't load, sheesh...........and I have been downloading updates for hours now.......Sites that use JAVA can stick it.
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