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    How to upgrade java in firefox?


    Hi,

    i currently using slackware version 12.1.0 which i guess is a 2 year old OS. I'm trying to update my java in my firefox

    Initially firefox 2 comes with the slackware 12.1.0. I personally upgrade to firefox 3 but not abale to load java programs on the browser.

    How do i connect java to firefox 3?
    My plugins in firefox:

    Code:
    chongming@linux:~$ cd /home/chongming/.mozilla/plugins
    chongming@linux:~/.mozilla/plugins$ ls
    gxineplugin.so@  libflashplayer.so*  moonlight/
    if i need to insert java into this plugins dir, how do i do it?

    Thanks

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    Hi,

    i follow the steps in this oracle page to install java plugin in firefox 3: How do I download and install Java for my Linux computer ?

    i create a symbolic link in my firefox3 plugins directory:
    Code:
    root@linux:/usr/lib/firefox-3/plugins# ls
    libjavaplugin_oji.so  libnullplugin.so
    This is the line i create the link to firefox:
    Code:
    root@linux:/usr/lib/firefox-3/plugins# ln -s /usr/local/jre1.6.0_21/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/libjavaplugin_oji.so
    Verify that the link is created:
    Code:
    root@linux:/usr/lib/firefox-3/plugins# ls -l
    total 20
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    65 2010-10-12 21:44 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/local/jre1.6.0_21/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/libjavaplugin_oji.so
    root@linux:/usr/lib/firefox-3/plugins#
    i restart firefox but cannot detect the java jre.
    Any steps i can do further?

    thanks

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    when you navigate to "about:plugins" in firefox does it list the java plugin?

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    Also. What version of firefox 3? Later version uses libnpjp java plugin.

    Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_21

    File name: libnpjp2.so
    The next generation Java plug-in for Mozilla browsers.
    from my aboutlugins in IceApe 2.0.8 browser They don't use the oji.so anymore in the newer versions of Firefox/Mozilla browsers. Think they changed after Firefox 3.6 or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vitalstrike82 View Post
    Hi,

    i follow the steps in this oracle page to install java plugin in firefox 3: How do I download and install Java for my Linux computer ?

    i create a symbolic link in my firefox3 plugins directory:
    Code:
    root@linux:/usr/lib/firefox-3/plugins# ls
    libjavaplugin_oji.so  libnullplugin.so
    This is the line i create the link to firefox:
    Code:
    root@linux:/usr/lib/firefox-3/plugins# ln -s /usr/local/jre1.6.0_21/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/libjavaplugin_oji.so
    Verify that the link is created:
    Code:
    root@linux:/usr/lib/firefox-3/plugins# ls -l
    total 20
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    65 2010-10-12 21:44 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/local/jre1.6.0_21/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/libjavaplugin_oji.so
    root@linux:/usr/lib/firefox-3/plugins#
    i restart firefox but cannot detect the java jre.
    Any steps i can do further?

    thanks
    i think you have to install latest version of Firefox 3.6 or so it work fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Also. What version of firefox 3? Later version uses libnpjp java plugin.



    from my aboutlugins in IceApe 2.0.8 browser They don't use the oji.so anymore in the newer versions of Firefox/Mozilla browsers. Think they changed after Firefox 3.6 or so.
    Hi,

    may i know wat is this libnpip plugin about? is it from java or from slackware build specially for mozilla?

    i'm using the jre 1.6 bin file download from the java website. therefore when i link the plugin to the jre? only the oji.so is available in the jre plugin dir.

    i download and install the firefox 3.6. Still the same thing.

    the jre i download from: Java Downloads for All Operating Systems I;m using the self extracting file.

    The firefox i download from: Firefox web browser | International versions: Get Firefox in your language

    My steps are i download both, extract both to respective directories. both firefox and jre have plugin dir. i create a symbolic link in the firefox plugin dir to the file jre plugin dir.


    anywhere gone wrong?

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