java-plugin not working in F8
valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 13:33:40 UTC 2007
On Nov 9, 2007 2:14 PM, Hans de Goede <j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl> wrote:
> Valent Turkovic wrote:
> > On Nov 9, 2007 12:57 PM, Mike A. Harris <mharris at mharris.ca> wrote:
> >> Mike Chambers wrote:
> >>> On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 11:44 +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>> 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
> >> or
> >> 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)
> > I only installed java-plugin, I already had java installed
> > out-of-the-box in this fresh Fedora 8 Gnome Live CD install.
> > I tested one java page prior to installing java-plugin and it said
> > that java wasn't installed, after instalation of java-plugin I now
> > tested it again with following pages:
> > http://www.javatester.org/
> > http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml
> > and both say I don't have java plugin installed.
> > Any other ideas?
> Repeating myself:
> Run mozilla-plugin-config (once, as root)
Jup, you were right.
Everything works ok now, but why isn't this automatically done?!?
Should this be posted as a bug?
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