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Old 9th December 2004, 06:06 AM
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FC3 x86_64 and java plugin

After a couple days of research and attempts, I was wondering if anyone has a working Java browser plugin. Using a 32bit version of a browser would not bother me, but I can't get that to work either. If anyone has succeeded and wants to give a some advice or link me to a guide, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 9th December 2004, 06:54 AM
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That should help.
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Old 9th December 2004, 07:07 AM
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I couldn't make head nor foot from any other guides, so I wrote my own. This worked for me,
if it works for anyone else too, great!

-- Guide to installing 64bit java browser plugin on Firefox --
(much taken from the Blackdown site)

---- JRE Install --
1. Download Blackdowns JRE package from
[ ftp://ftp.tux.org/pub/java/JDK-1.4.2/amd64/ ]
at the time of writing this, the most recent version
is in "/01/" and it is "j2re-1.4.2-01-linux-amd64.bin".

2. Make the shell script executable
% chmod +x j2re-1.4.2-01-linux-amd64.bin

3. Move the pacakge to the desired install directory
% mv j2re-1.4.2-01-linux-amd64.bin

4. Change to the wanna-be install directory
% cd /usr/local

5. Extract the contents of the package
% ./j2re-1.4.2-01-linux-amd64.bin

6. Add JRE location to the PATH variable
% export PATH=/usr/local/j2re1.4.2/bin:$PATH

----- Plugin Install --

1. Become root and create a symbolic link to the plugin
% su
% ln -s /usr/local/j2re1.4.2/plugin/amd64/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so \

----- Check-up --

To ensure that the Runtime Environment and plugin were installed...

1. Launch Mozilla
2. From the Help Menu, select 'About Plug-ins'

----- Future Reference --

If your Firefox mysteriously crashes, run it in verbose mode.
% firefox --verbose

If you get an error refering to libXp.so, install the derpricated xorg libraries
off of the fc3 install cd (or dvd).

----- Follow-up --

If all has gone well, you should see a large list of supported java MIME types.
If it has failed, try following the instructions again. If you can't get it to work,
e-mail me (ryu_zwei@fastmail.fm). WARNING: I may not be much help.
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