Java not working in Firefox 3.6

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Mon Feb 1 00:33:49 UTC 2010

NoOp wrote:
> On 01/27/2010 05:14 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> ...
>> OK, I'll take another look at Seamonkey when I get setup again.  I had 
>> made so many random changes to the system it was becoming a confusing 
>> mess so I reformatted and re-installed Ubuntu.  This time I know I may 
>> have problems and will keep some notes.
>> Regards,  Jim
> You might want to try:
> I've been testing for the past few days (see:
> and the builds have been working
> well for me in both 32bit and 64bit.
> Instructions for adding the PPA as on the first link (click on '(Read
> about installing)'). Don't forget to add the PPA signature:
> $ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys A8F0C7B7
> Be aware that PPA's are "Personal Package Archives" and as such are
> *not* officially supported by Ubuntu. So use at your own discretion & be
> aware that the person posting PPA can easily pull off the files any time
> they wish (as was done by the Ubuntu maintainer awhile
> back with his OOo 3.x PPA's). That said, these are working well for me,
> along with my standard Mozilla 1.1.18, 2.0.2, and 2.0.3pre versions
> installed in my home folder. The usual precautions apply: back up your
> ~/.mozilla folder first.

OK, thanks.  Over the last couple of days I managed to get the launchpad 
PPA's working and have installed the 64bit versions of Firefox 3.6 and 
Thunderbird 3.0. I also managed to find the version of Lightning that 
works with Thunderbird3.0.  They seem to be working well.  At first 
Firefox had difficulty connecting to alot of sites but that was caused 
by the way I had cookies setup.  I'll have to do some more testing but 
the 64bit version seems to handle cookies differently than the 32bit 
version. So for now I think I will stay with the Firefox/Thunderbird combo.

Regards,  Jim

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