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    Plugin directory of Mozilla Firefox 19.0 on Ubuntu


    I've tried to install a Java Plugin on my Firefox using the manual at the Oracle's site. But I've failed to find the firefox plugin directory. There was no plugin dir in ~/.mozilla. I've tried to create it and create the symbolic link (pointing to the plugin file in JRE) in it. Also, I've tried to create the symlink at ~/.mozilla/extensions. But the plugin did not work, firefox couldn't see it.
    Can some tell me, where's the firefox's plugin directory? Or at least how can I install the Java plugin for firefox?

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    forum.guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by angstrem View Post
    I've tried to install a Java Plugin on my Firefox using the manual at the Oracle's site. But I've failed to find the firefox plugin directory. There was no plugin dir in ~/.mozilla. I've tried to create it and create the symbolic link (pointing to the plugin file in JRE) in it. Also, I've tried to create the symlink at ~/.mozilla/extensions. But the plugin did not work, firefox couldn't see it.
    Can some tell me, where's the firefox's plugin directory? Or at least how can I install the Java plugin for firefox?
    Hello and welcome!

    On the box I'm running at the moment, system-wide installed plugins go in the /usr/lib/firefox/plugins folder and locally installed plugins go in the /home/user_name/.mozilla/plugins folder.
    oz

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    But Oz, ya run Arch. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 based Mint 14 last night on this laptop for grins.

    Code:
     $ cd /usr/lib/mozilla
    harry@biker /usr/lib/mozilla $ ls
    plugins
    harry@biker /usr/lib/mozilla $ cd plugins
    harry@biker /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins $ ls
    libflashplayer.so  libtotem-cone-plugin.so  libtotem-mully-plugin.so
    libjavaplugin.so   libtotem-gmp-plugin.so   libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so
     $ cat /etc/issue.net
    Linux Mint 14 Nadia
    I refuse to let fear and fear of others rule my life. It puts my humanity at risk.
    Accepting Death is the only way to stay alive.

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    forum.guy
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    Yeah, I think the devs for various distros put it in different places for reasons of their own, but it can cause some confusion.
    oz

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    Thank you, guys, very much! The correct folder is /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. Everything works now

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