Java not working in Firefox 3.6

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Mon Feb 1 02:42:58 UTC 2010

NoOp wrote:
> On 01/31/2010 04:33 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> 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. 
> ??? Say what? There is no difference (that I am aware of) in how 32bit
> versions handle cookies any differently than 64bit versions. I generally
> turn all cookies off unless they are required for loging into a site
> etc., BYMMV.

See my reply to anubis.

> So for now I think I will stay with the Firefox/Thunderbird combo.
> Probable a wise decision given that you actually did an entire reinstall
> of Ubuntu due to your efforts of adding mozilla programs. However, I
> hope that you do realize that whatever PPA's you used for the
> Thunderbird and Firefox installs are subject to the same warnings that I
> provided to you regarding SeaMonkey.

Yes I do.

> Note: not meant as a slam... but I suggest that you simply stick to the
> standard Ubuntu repo versions of whatever you install. No clue either
> why you needed to use a PPA for Thunderbird or Firefox on a 64bit
> install... the supplied versions work quite well on the systems I've tested.

Not taken as one.  It was my understanding that was the only way to get 
the 64 bit versions. I realize that it may seem like I'm just stumbling 
around in the dark, and maybe I am but I am learning alot more from my 
mistakes than I would just taking the easy route.  This is not my main 
OS, but someday it could be as I am impressed with it, so my problems 
are not causing any real harm.

Thanks,  Jim

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