Not sure what has changed, but Chromium no longer finds the Java plugin. It is not listed under aboutlugins

I have created the symlink /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/ -> /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_05/jre/lib/amd64/
I have even tried the latest Java 7 instead.

I have also tried the remedy found on
Placing the Java plugin under /opt/google/chrome/plugins/

As a last resort I have tried using the OpenJDK IcedTead Java plugin. No luck there either.

Chrome no longer has instructions for Java on Linux