Java Plugins and Firefox (Solved)

Raymond Lillard rlillard at
Mon Sep 25 02:37:20 UTC 2006

Thanks Brendon and Michael for your accurate responses.  In my case
they sort of helped guide me to the solution.  You responses would
have been spot on I'm sure if I had not omitted a critical piece
of information.

The new machine is an AMD x86_64 machine.  My laptop is an Intel
M60 x86 machine.  I was trying to get an application built for
the x86_64 architecture to dynamically link to a x86 library.

The light bulb came on when I ran Firefox under strace.

The solution was to install the package:


I installed it with the Synaptic tool, make the symlink by
hand and all is well.

There doesn't appear to be a Java 1.5 plugin for x86_64, but
1.4 one will do.

Thanks again,

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