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Hi everyone, Very new to Linux, so am experiencing the usual problems associated with it! I need help with Java please. I have downloaded JRE java 1.5_14 into the /usr/java ...
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    Java install problems


    Hi everyone,

    Very new to Linux, so am experiencing the usual problems associated with it!

    I need help with Java please.
    I have downloaded JRE java 1.5_14 into the /usr/java directory, and added the plugin to the Mozilla directory as instructed.
    Installation process seemed to go ok.
    But java does not launch when required.
    I am running Mandriva One.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Lozza

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    Do you mean that the java plugin does not work with Firefox or that you cannot access java related apps e.g. javac, on your system?

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    Java does not work with Firefox, and any situation requiring the java plugin it can't open it.

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    Can you enter about:plugins in your Firefox address bar. Is java on the list of available plugins?

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    about_lugins yielded no results however, the plugin finder service found no available plugins for java...would explain why it is not functioning...

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    Ok I think I have it...I was not supposed to copy the plugin into the plugins directory, but to set up symbolic link only; aboutlugins ok now.

    Thanks for your help.

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