Friday, March 09, 2007

Howto add Java Plugin to Firefox on Linux

Although this is probably documented in numerous sites, here is my summary:

1) Install the JRE package from SUN (download and then 'chmod u+x' to the *.bin file).
2) cd to /usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.5/plugins
3) Type:
[root@guydell plugins]# ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_11/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
[root@guydell plugins]# ls -l
total 36
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 58 Mar 9 17:16 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/java/jre1.5.0_11/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14288 Jul 29 2006 libnullplugin.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7564 Jul 29 2006 libunixprintplugin.so

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