Dan Farrell dan at
Sat Feb 9 21:10:31 UTC 2008

On Fri, 8 Feb 2008 18:23:23 +0000
R Kimber <rkimber at> wrote:

> On Wed, 06 Feb 2008 09:59:28 -0800
> NoOp wrote:
> > Firefox will pick up the plugin next time that you start it. You can
> > verify 2 ways: 1) enter 'about:plugins' in the url toolbar and then
> > look for the Java plugin, 2) go to
> > and verify (requires that
> > cookies & java be turned on).
> Using
> /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/
> on my amd64 machine, applets runs briefly, but then crash Firefox.

I got tired of messing with this crap (sun/macromedia and the like
aren't very good on releasing 64bit versions of their stupid,
ubiquitously used software).  

Thus I now run a 32-bit version of firefox and recommend you do the
same, if possible in ubuntu.  You'll need some 32 bit libraries, but
then 32bit plugins like (working versions of) java and potentially more
recent flash will be available.  

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