Java not working in Firefox 3.6

Carlos Alberto Alves drcaa at
Thu Jan 28 20:44:52 UTC 2010

On 01/28/2010 06:39 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> 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

You should check to see if the plug-in files ( and have the same name on a different location.
You might solve your problem this way. :|
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