Java applets not starting F-9 , firefox-3

Mike Chambers mike at
Thu Aug 21 19:08:03 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 20:50 +0200, Per Anton Rønning wrote:
> I think I have tried everything to fire up some browser applets in some 
> web-pages that I am visting frequently.
> Everything was OK under FC 5 - Firefox -2, but now it just does not start.
> I expect a login screen as the first response to starting up, but it 
> does never appear.
> - I have installed the softlink in /home/<my 
> user>/.mozilla/plugins
> - I have tried both jre 6 and jre 5 (i have installed the .bin self 
> extracting file according to some advide I found)
> - I have Gooogled extensively to get hints, some were fond, but they did 
> not work.
> - I have checked /usr/java/jre1.5.0_16/bin/ControPanel, as well as the 
> /usr/java/ jre1.6.0_07/-ditto- and I cannot find anything wrong.
> - Right now the points to jre1.5....
> - Perhaps Firefox-9 searces in some other location to find this link? I 
> have found no hint about that. In FC 5 this works like a charm.
> - One text I found hinted that this area is full of potential trouble, 
> and one issue is which version of C has been used to compile both Java 
> and Firefox.

See if you have the package below installed and if not, install it.
Java works just fine once installed, and no symbolic links or anything
needs to be created.


Mike Chambers
Fedora Project - Ambassador, Bug Zapper, Tester, User, etc..
mikec302 at

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