Re: [Nolug] application/x-java-vm plugin

From: Ron Johnson <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 15:57:07 -0500
Message-Id: <1090875427.19081.30.camel@haggis.homelan>

On Mon, 2004-07-26 at 13:52 -0500, John D. Tiedeman wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
> >On Mon, 2004-07-26 at 11:35 -0500, John D. Tiedeman wrote:
> >
> >>Brad Bendily wrote:
> >>
> >>>>When entering certain websites, I get the message " . . . contains
> >>>>information of type application/x-java/vm . . ." I am then given the
> >>>>opportunity to download the Linux plug-in. It apparently downloads and
> >>>>installs, but it never takes effect and I have tried downloading it many
> >>>>times (no more than once a day). I can't find any files it may have
> >>>>installed. What's going on?
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>I am using Firefox. Java is enabled, or at least entering some Java
> >>commands without parameters bring up a message to enter with --help,
> >>which yields a listing.
> >>
> >>I have found that is present in the same directory
> >>as the flash plugin, which appears to be working at present. Does that
> >>mean I don't need to add it to my path? If I do need to add it, do you
> >>mean the one accessed by $PATH or something else? I don't know how to
> >>get to one that's just for the browser.
> >
> >Do you see Java mentioned when you put about:plugins in the
> >address bar?
> >
> I only see Shockwave Flash.

Well, I guess maybe though Java is installed on your box, the
plugin isn't installed in Firefox....

Ok, I've got in this directory:

Yours may be in a different directory, depending on which version
of Java you have installed.

In the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory, make a symlink to
that file.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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