Firefox & Java on 64bit openSuse 11.1

I’m running a fully up to date 11.1 install with KDE 3.5.10 on a Dell Precision 670 (XEON 3.8Ghz dual core, 4Gb RAM and nearly 1Tb HDD’s) I’ve stuck with 11.1 because I really don’t like KDE 4. My Firefox is 3.6.10 form the openSuse repo.

Currently I am trying to solve the old Firefox Java plug in problem. Every so often a site comes up with the “New plugins needed”. Click the button, up comes the install plug-ins box, click next and it says need to Manually Install. Click Finish and it takes me to Sun, download, blah, blah, blah. Restart Firefox on the same page and it just crashes. Go to the Java verify page and click the big red “Java version” button and it crashes again! Truly annoying. >:(

I suspect I now have either too many or too few versions of Java and they are fighting each other. I tried manually uninstalling and re-installing in YaST and it got worse.

Can anyone give me a list from YaST of what Java elements I should have by default?

If I do “java -version” as root I get this:

dylan:~ # java -version
java version "1.6.0_0"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.6.2) (suse-0.1.1-x86_64)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 14.0-b16, mixed mode)

Hello sid1950. The recommendation is that you uninstall the open source java drivers that are labeled OpenJDK in their name. You can open YaST / Software Management and search on Java. When you find the two Java entries that say OpenJDK, just uninstall them. Make sure that only the latest version of Sun-Java is installed. That normally does the trick for you.

Thank You,