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    Default My Java plugin in Firefox does not work.

    When I go to

    Code:
    http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp
    in firefox I get an error that says that "icedtea plugin error." and
    something more. I do not want icedtea java, I want Sun's java, which is
    also installed.

    I display the tools/plugin window, it says that I have both iced tea and
    java(tm) plugins. I click the disable button for icedtea and restart
    firefox, but I get the same error and icedtea is again enabled.

    I had to rename /usr/lib64/IcedTeaPlugin.so as
    /usr/lib64/IcedTeaPlugin.noso :-/

    Is there something else to tell FF to actually do disable the icedtea
    plugin?

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    Default Re: My Java plugin in Firefox does not work.

    Re-enabling automatically on its own is odd.

    What happens if you disable both Java plugins and restart FF?

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    Default Re: My Java plugin in Firefox does not work.

    On 2013-01-23 04:46, tsu2 wrote:
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    > Re-enabling automatically on its own is odd.


    Maybe because it thinks that 1.6 should not be used, and reenables the
    other one :-?


    > What happens if you disable both Java plugins and restart FF?


    Ok, tomorrow, it is 4 AM here, I should be sleeping O:-)

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    Default Re: My Java plugin in Firefox does not work.

    IIRC in 11.4 I did
    https://forums.opensuse.org/english/...ml#post2248912

    But you might find the openjdk-plugin has been replaced in evergreen updates by the icedtea-web package
    Which may need to be removed to use the Sun plugin
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    Default Re: My Java plugin in Firefox does not work.

    In my experience when I used to install the Java version, I removed the Ice tea plugin using Yast. That'll definitely save you from rewriting things. Also since you want the Java version, while you're in Yast remove the OpenJDK that comes with Opensuse by default. Earlier versions of Libre office needed the OpenJDK. I'm not real sure but It seems to me the last time I used the Java version of java (in 12.1) The LO that came with it could use & I think I enabled it to use then Java version 6 update 33 IIRC.
    Since 12.2 came out & with all the problems coming out about Java under Oracle I personally now just use the OpenJDK & iced tea.
    For that reason I'm not that sure about Java's relationship to LO these days, though I'm very sure about the browser plugin parts.
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    Default Re: My Java plugin in Firefox does not work.

    On 01/23/2013 05:06 AM, caf4926 wrote:
    > But you might find the openjdk-plugin has been replaced in evergreen
    > updates by the icedtea-web package


    i had only SUN Java installed before the move to Evergreen, and just
    checked and only SUN Java remains..

    > Which may need to be removed to use the Sun plugin


    that would be my first step....but, then how to tell the system to use
    the SUN: maybe follow the YaST images in Carl's pix ??

    hmmmmmm, the graphics shows 1.6.0-sun, while the latest current SUN is
    1.7.0_05, so . . .

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    On 01/23/2013 06:26 AM, Sagemta wrote:
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    > I'm not that sure about Java's relationship to LO these days


    as far as i can tell the LO available in 11.4E's repos works as expected
    with SUN 1.7.x (though the truth is i have little need for "office
    software", and there could be stuff in there which does not work, but
    i've not seen that.)

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