Java plugin not working in Firefox 3.6.x

Debian lenny’s iceweasel is old, thus I download and install the tar-zip version from mozilla. All plugins from iceweasel are working fine except java. Java applet did not work in the Firefox 3.6.2 that I’m using. Looking at the plugin list, java is missing. Following the instruction from mozilla didn’t help. After searching the web for some time, finally, I found the solution here.

The plugin file libjavaplugin_oji.so only work in Firefox 3.5 and below. For Firefox 3.6, the correct plugin file is libnpjp2.so. In debian lenny, it is located at /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.12/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so.

Simply do this:

$ cd /path_where_firefox_is_installed/
$ cd plugins
$ ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.20/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so

 

2 responses to “Java plugin not working in Firefox 3.6.x

  1. Home Interior Decor April 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Yes, plugins do come in beta….

    I hope they can fix it so it is compatible soon

  2. Rhythm Cloud August 12, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Awesome! Thanks for this post, this fixed the java plugin on my Firefox 3.6.7 on Fedora 13.

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