Java crashes in Mozilla Firefox

John Pilkington J.Pilk at
Thu Oct 13 10:52:22 UTC 2011

On 13/10/11 11:50, Per Anton Rønning wrote:
> Ian Malone wrote:
>> There are two packages:  java-1.6.0-openjdk and
>> java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin, you need to install both, it sounds like
>> you've only installed java-1.6.0-openjdk. (If you had Yum working it
>> would get java-1.6.0-openjdk when you ask it for
>> java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin).
>    Yes. I located,downloaded and installed the ..openjdk-plugin.. and I
> found this README:
> The java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin subpackage contains a version of
> gcjwebplugin that has been modified to run on the IcedTea class
> libraries.  The package manages an alternatives symlink,
> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/, so that gcjwebplugin is
> recognized by the Firefox web browser.
> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ contains this *.so,
> and in /etc/alternatives I find:
> ->  /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk/lib/i386/
> So then it should go well to symlink
> ->  /etc/alternatives/
> in /opt/firefox7/firefox/plugins
> but it does not work. No reference to a java plugin in Tools>Addons
> but in about:plugines there is:
> GCJ Web Browser Plugin (using IcedTea) 1.2
>       File:
> /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-
>       Version:
>       The GCJ Web Browser Plugin (using IcedTea) executes Java applets.
> Logon via bank ID fails. So it seems that this ios not compatible.
> It seem that I have to plan for Fedora 14. Have you tried to install
> from memeory stick?
> Regards
> PA
Don't forget that f14 will reach EoL very soon, too.  Maybe CentOS 6 
would suit you better?

Don't know about memory stick.


John p

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