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Re: [opensuse] Java plugin not working in 64-bit Firefox?
  • From: Michal Vyskocil <mvyskocil@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 11:36:22 +0200
  • Message-id: <200906171136.27192.mvyskocil@xxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 17 of June 2009 07:38:01 Bob S wrote:
Hello Clayton and others,

Running 11.0 64 bit here, 64 bit Firefox 3.0b5, and KDE3.5. Also having big
problems with Java that I didn't have on 10.3. All exactly the same except
the OS version. I used 1.7 (Iced Tea) and it's plugins there and it worked

icedtea is very experimental and should not be used. After 11.0 was dropped
out from SUSE and it exists just for historical reasons, because it was a
first open source java released by Sun.

Neither 1.6 and it's plugins work, nor 1.7 Iced Tea and it's plugins work
on 11.0.

You must specify if you told about openjdk or sun java, because those version
have different Java plugins. Sun Java should works almost everywhere.

(Both work fine on Konqueror) In fact when I tried 1.6 and went
to the Java site and clicked on the "Do I have Java" link it actually
killed Firefox. 1.7 survived that but didn't work. Then I tried your weird
combination of 1.6 and the 1.7 plugins. No good.

I also went to the Wiki page suggested by Mariusz and followed the
instructions there step-by-step. Still no good.

Maybe I need to upgrade or downgrade Firefox?

What JVMs do you have installed? rpm -qa | grep java-1_? What do you have in
update-alternatives --display javaplugin?

I suggest remove icedtea and openjdk and use only Sun Java, because it would
works without a problem on openSUSE 11.0.

Michal Vyskocil
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