Java not working in Firefox 3.6

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Thu Jan 28 20:39:51 UTC 2010

Carlos Alberto Alves wrote:
> On 01/28/2010 12:48 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> Jean Levasseur wrote:
>>> Hello Jim. you might be interested into installing apt://etckeeper
>>> etckeeper is a program that will put your whole /etc (system wide
>>> configuration stuff)at under revision control, so after any change you
>>> make in a file under this folder, you emit the command (without the
>>> double-quotes) "sudo etckeeper commit 'description of the change
>>> here'".  Then after, it is easy to just track the changes in
>>> configurations, and to revert to a previous state if something you did
>>> broke the system.  As of your own personnal folder, I'm personnally
>>> using Déjà -Dup, which is an incremental backup utility with the
>>> ability to get some files (configurations in this case) into a
>>> previous state.  Those 2 little apps help me keep my system clean and
>>> serve me as backup as well!
>>> Good luck!
>>> -Foxmike.
>> Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.
>> Regards,  Jim
> I had the same problem with Firefox 3.6.1. I solved it trhu a tip I 
> found on the net. The main problem is the java plugin file that has 
> changed. It used to be...
>   /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/
> and now it is...
>   /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-
> Go to  /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.1pre/plugins and then re-link...
>   sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-
> Problem solved!!!
> ;-)

I received that same advice a couple of days ago and unfortunately it 
did not work for me.  I see you are /i386 while mine is /amd64.  I made 
so many changes trying to get it to work I probably put the system in 
such a state that it had no chance to work, so I reformatted and 
reinstalled Ubuntu.  I am just about ready to tackle java and firefox 
again, this time in a more orderly manner, I hope.

Thanks,  Jim

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