Java Plugins and Firefox
rlillard at sonic.net
Mon Sep 25 00:40:06 UTC 2006
I have just installed Ubuntu at one of my clients. This is
their first Linux workstation.
They will be using it to extend a Java application (ImageJ)
to drive an 3-axis robotic scanner and capture data for
image analysis. I have been encouraging Linux use here for
years and have been given the OK to do this project on Linux
since Java is also supported on Windows (which could be a fall-
back alternative if needed).
My problem is I am attempting to get the Java plugin working
with Firefox. I have downloaded the jdk/jre/nb package which
contains the plugin, but have been unsuccessful at getting
Java working in Firefpx.
I have made symlinks from:
I have verified that the links are correct as in:
root at scanner: ls -l -i -L /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
2261543 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 135084 May 3 03:22 /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so*
As you can see the link is correct. Even the i-node number
In Edit->Preferences->Content <Enable Java> is checked.
All updates are in place.
Yet when I restart Firefox and try to use Java content,
I am prompted to load the Java plugin.
If I need a clue stick, please apply liberally, otherwise
something is broke.
Thanks for any help,
PS I have been using Dapper Drake for a year this coming
November on my laptop. I have the identical symlink
in place on it and have been using java there. I am
unable to find any differences.
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