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    Default Someone *please* enlighten me about java and firefox

    I cannot for the life of me get java to work in Firefox and thought I'd ask someone for help.

    Can someone please tell (or link) me how to make java work in Firefox?

    *I've read the this link but it didn't work.
    *I've tried Icedtea from the package manager (w/plugin) and when java is about to load I get an error message.
    *I've tried Suns java (w/plugin), but nothing loads
    *I've downloaded from java.com and tried linking myself, but it doesn't work. I can't even find my firefox's plugins folder.
    *I've tried playing around with links in /usr/, /usr/lib/, /usr/lib/browser-plugins, /etc/alternatives and probably a lot more that I can't remember now.
    *I've tried update-alternatives --config java, but it doesn't seem to help

    Perhaps worth mentioning is that my colleague installed the KDE version while I opted for Gnome. His java (icedtea?) worked out of the box, while mine gave an error.

    Can someone help, pretty please?

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    Default Re: Someone *please* enlighten me about java and firefox

    I've also tried this

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    Default Re: Someone *please* enlighten me about java and firefox

    berrepiss wrote:
    > *I've read the 'this link'
    > (http://en.opensuse.org/Installing_Su...va_on_openSUSE) but it
    > didn't work.


    did you encounter any errors during the install of SUN Java?

    what "didn't work" after carefully following the "Installing Java
    through YaST" section ONLY?

    thousands and thousands have found that to "work out of the
    box"...very strange that yours did not..

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    Default Re: Someone *please* enlighten me about java and firefox

    Installation through Yast went fine, no errors. What didn't work was the Firefox plugin, even after making the symlink myself.

    After two days of googling I gave up. Went back to Ubuntu and things are working again. Thanks for the reply, though.

    In case you're wondering, the error message I got out of the box was the same as in this thread.

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    Default Re: Someone *please* enlighten me about java and firefox

    berrepiss wrote:
    > After two days of googling I gave up. Went back to Ubuntu and things
    > are working again.


    it is good that we have the freedom of choice and can choose something
    that works...without running back to high cost lock in..

    give us another try someday....if you want..

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