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    Post java plugin doesn't work in Firefox 3.6

    This is my first post; sorry if I make mistakes.

    It seems that there is no way for me to install java plugin in firefox 3.6.
    I've already read some threads about similar problems but none of the solutions that worked for other people work for me. So I decided to open a new thread.
    Following instructions of other threads, I uninstalled all java packages and installed again just the three that you can see below, but nothing changed.
    Glad if somebody can suggest something. Thanks.

    Opensuse 11.1
    KDE 4.4.1
    Firefox 3.6

    Code:
    # rpm --query --all '*java*'
    java-1_6_0-sun-1.6.0.u7-20.4
    java-1_6_0-sun-plugin-1.6.0.u7-20.4
    timezone-java-2008h-2.16

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    Default Re: java plugin doesn't work in Firefox 3.6

    I'm using FF 3.6 on OS 11.2 64bit and my Java plugin works fine. Did you install both FF and Java from Yast? Did you look in the Add-on list in FF and see if it lists your java plugin?

    I would check the latest version of Java for your system as the one you listed may be a bit old. I have sun u18, you show sun u7.

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    Default Re: java plugin doesn't work in Firefox 3.6

    Quote Originally Posted by udaman View Post
    I'm using FF 3.6 on OS 11.2 64bit and my Java plugin works fine. Did you install both FF and Java from Yast? Did you look in the Add-on list in FF and see if it lists your java plugin?

    I would check the latest version of Java for your system as the one you listed may be a bit old. I have sun u18, you show sun u7.
    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes, I installed firefox and java from Yast. Java plugin isn't in the plugins list in firefox.

    I didn't find a newer version of java for opensuse 11.1.
    The problem remains. Thanks anyway.

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    Default Re: java plugin doesn't work in Firefox 3.6

    Without the java plugin listed in Add-ons, it will never use java. I'd force a reinstall of the java plugin again in Yast, and see if that helps.

    You may also look in Edit > Preferences > Applications and see if Java is listed there and using IcedTea.

    You might try to manually install it in /usr/lib/browser-plugins/ and see if that helps.
    Last edited by udaman; 14-Mar-2010 at 12:51. Reason: more info

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    Default Re: java plugin doesn't work in Firefox 3.6

    Without the java plugin listed in Add-ons, it will never use java. I'd force a reinstall of the java plugin again in Yast, and see if that helps.
    It didn't. To be sincere I had already done it before. I did it again without any success.

    You may also look in Edit > Preferences > Applications and see if Java is listed there and using IcedTea.
    Yava isn't there. I read in other threads that to make java work in firefox it was better to uninstall IcedTea.

    I don't see any way out. It seems that I have been defeated... but just for now.
    Thanks God, there are many more important things in life.

    Thanks again for your help.

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    Default Re: java plugin doesn't work in Firefox 3.6

    Finally I resolved the problem. I post this just to complete the information in case somebody else has the same problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by udaman View Post
    I would check the latest version of Java for your system as the one you listed may be a bit old. I have sun u18, you show sun u7.
    udaman, you were right. I found here Why do I need Java 6 Update 10 and above for Firefox 3.6 and later versions? the reason of the problem.

    In Index of /update/11.1/rpm/i586 I found the two packages I needed:
    java-1_6_0-sun-1.6.0.u18-0.1.1.i586.rpm
    java-1_6_0-sun-plugin-1.6.0.u18-0.1.1.i586.rpm

    Now Java plugin works fine in Firefox 3.6

    Thanks again.

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    I have installed jre-6u19-linux-i586.rpm on my openSUSE 11.2 x86_64 system. I am using Firefox 3.6.2 i586 because I want the 32 bit Adobe flash plugin to work better and it does. My problem is that I can't get Firefox to find the symbolic link to the java plugin. I've installed it in ~/.mozilla/plugins ~/.mozilla/firefox/plugins (I created these directories) and /usr/lib/browser-plugins. Is there some plugin directory I've missed?

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    Default Re: java plugin doesn't work in Firefox 3.6

    I hope that somebody who knows more than me answers your questions.
    Meanwhile you can check whether the java plugin appears in the list of installed plugins that you get typing in Firefox "aboutlugins" (without the quotes of course).
    Did you installed the plugin from yast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaaslight View Post
    I have installed jre-6u19-linux-i586.rpm on my openSUSE 11.2 x86_64 system.
    Then remove it and install the respective java-1_6_0-sun packages (see this thread) via YaST/zypper!

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    Default Re: java plugin doesn't work in Firefox 3.6

    This was very helpful. As a test, I could not get the Clock Applet working.

    I went to the this link got the new rpm. Installed, then went to yast and removed the icetea version, then, re-installed the sun version (giving the opportunity to agree to the license) and wallah, the clock applet is now working. Hopefully this will do it!

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