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Old 2nd April 2006, 07:28 AM
yinglcs Offline
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How to install java on firefox 1.5 on fedora 5

I follow the instruction here to install java plugins for firefox 1.5.
But it crashes firefox every time I start.

Any idea how to fix the problem?
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Old 2nd April 2006, 07:52 AM
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Make sure you have the correct plugin linked in your Firefox plugins directory, there are two of them I believe, using the wrong one will crash your Firefox on startup.
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Old 2nd April 2006, 05:59 PM
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Thanks. But can you tell me which one is the right one?
I am using firefox
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Old 2nd April 2006, 06:10 PM
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1- First of all, download the jre-1_5_0_06-linux-i586.bin (from Sun) and close firefox.
2- Move the file to /opt
$ su -
$ password:<root's password>
#  mv /home/directory/jre-1_5_0_06-linux-i586.bin /opt
3- change the rights and unzip:
# # cd /opt
# chmod +x *-linux-i586.bin
# ./*.bin
4- create the link to the plugins directory:
 # ln -fs /opt/jre1.5.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
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Old 2nd April 2006, 07:01 PM
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This was a very annoying install to need to do... it works though, which is always a bonus!
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