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13th October 2007, 04:21 PM
hi all,

I have downloaded and installed jre1.6.0_03 but when I run firefox the jvm plugin is not working. It is not listed in about:plugins and the test page says I need to install missing plugins


java is enabled under Preferences/Content

sorry for being a noob, i'm migrating from XP


13th October 2007, 04:56 PM
Try this

wget http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=12790
yum -y install compat-libstdc++*
sh ./jre*.bin
ln -sf "$(rpm -ql jre|grep plugin|grep ns7/|grep \\.so$)" /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
/usr/sbin/alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java $(rpm -ql jre | grep bin/java$) 2
/usr/sbin/alternatives --config java

13th October 2007, 05:19 PM

everything worked except the symbolic link:

ln: unrecognized option `--install'
Try `ln --help' for more information.

the jvm still works though :)