Firefox and Java Plugin on F15

Christopher A. Williams chriswfedora at
Fri May 6 11:59:26 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-05-05 at 14:06 -0400, Scott Robbins wrote: 
> On Thu, May 05, 2011 at 11:29:06AM -0600, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> > Before I go ahead and submit a BZ on this, has anyone else noticed that
> > the Java plugin is not listed in Firefox on F15? If you do
> > about:plugins, everything else you would expect to be there is. The Java
> > plugin is visibly absent.
> I added Sun Java, following the steps in the mjmwired guide (using
> alternatives to make sure it's using Sun.
> Also ran the command (again from the mjmwired guide
> /usr/sbin/alternatives --install
> /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ \
> /usr/java/default/lib/amd64/ 20000
> (I think it pretty much echoes what's on the Fedora SOLVED wiki page.)

Thanks - to all on this thread.

Installing the package icedtea-web indeed enabled the OpenJDK pligin,
and, although I have followed the above, I also was able to get the Sun
JDK working as well.

That said, icedtea-web should be a part of the install. Leaving it out
should be considered an oversight or bug...



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