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Re: java-plugin not working in F8

Mike Chambers wrote:
On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 11:44 +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:

I installed java plugin via 'yum install java-plugin' and firefox
still complains that plugin is not installed...
I'm running 32bit fedora (I saw previous mails regarding F7 on 64bit).

Just install the java-icedtea-plugin (just look for icedtea) from Fedora
and it will work just fine.

Otherwise, maybe you need to create a link to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
as well?

I'm running F8/x86_64 and haven't manually installed any Java stuff yet, just whatever might have been installed by anaconda by default. Up until now I hadn't visited any web pages with Java on them.

A lot of people have been having problems with Java it seems, and so I decided to try to get it to work myself. I google searched for a "Java test", went to the Sun page, and it just worked automatically already, presumeably with iced-tea, which I assume was installed for me already by anaconda. I went to a variety of other Java websites to test it out and have had no problems at all so far. All Java sites work in firefox for me automatically.

As mentioned above, I haven't had to install anything, configure anything, or do anything manual for this to work, it just works out of the box on x86_64, at least for me.

I can only assume that the people having the problems either:

1) Are coming from an upgrade of a previous OS release
2) Have Sun, IBM, or some other Java installed already, or are trying to install some other Java
3) Have upgraded and didn't get iced-tea by default perhaps.

Anyhow, worst case scenario -> do a fresh OS install and Java seems to work in firefox right out of the box. ;o)

Mike A. Harris

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