Java crashes in Mozilla Firefox

Per Anton Rønning pa-ronn at
Thu Oct 6 12:10:32 UTC 2011

Ian Malone wrote:
> On 6 October 2011 09:26, Per Anton Rønning <pa-ronn at> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I downloaded the latest Firefox, and the latest Java as well. But now FF
>>     crashes when trying to start Java Plugin. My internet banking logon
>> application is a good example, but it also crashes when trying to check
>> if Java is correctly installed form the Java homepage (Oracle).
>> I Tried to go back to my previous Firefox (FF 3), but to no avail.
>> Has any of you encountered this problem, and managed to find a fix?
>> So far I am unsuccessful. I have browsed the net and found many
>> references to this problem, but no clue to a fix. So I hope some of you
>> guys may have something.
> Hi,
> I'll look up my settings for icedtea this evening if no-one else has
> done it by then, libnpjp2 is the plugin for newer versions of firefox.
> Information that would help:
> 1. What version of Fedora you're running.
> 2. What architecture you're on (x86/ x86_64), whether Firefox is 32bit, 64bit
> 3. What version Java you're using and how it was installed.
> 4. Whether you're using the 'alternatives' framework (you may have run
> these commands if you installed a different Java from openjdk via
> yum).
> 5. How you 'downloaded the latest firefox': if your previous version
> was FF3 then you're not on a current Fedora, which means I guess you
> downloaded Firefox from the Mozilla website and untarred (? do they
> offer it as an rpm?) it somewhere rather than through yum.

Hi Ian
1. I run Fedora 9. But by browsing I have discovered the same problem 
pertains to  Fedora 13.
2. x86 (32 bit FF)
3. jre1.6.0_27 (rpm)
4. No altrernatives framework (at least not chosen by myself)
5. From the Firefox website, firefox-6.0.2.tar.bz2.

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