Soma's Blog

March 17, 2010

Making Java work in Firefox 3.6 (Namoroka)

Filed under: Java,Ubuntu — somanov @ 15:34

About two weeks ago I carelessly installed Firefox 3.6 on my Kubuntu 9.10 System (forgot to turn off the mozilla repository before doing a full-upgrade). When I finally realized what had just happened, Firefox 3.6 was already up and running and I figured I might as well give it a try. All in all it works quite well and I have not had a lot of trouble with it.

Today I realized that java applets dont work (If I needed further prove for the fact that java has become completely irrelevant for websites this is probably it). Luckily the solution is relatively simple:

cd /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.2pre/plugins
sudo ln -s  /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun- 

Then restart Firefox and check that java is listed in about:plugins .

Now I am again able to use the ONE java applet that I am forced to use on a regular basis. Hooray!



  1. Splendid, thanks.
    Apart from having to change firefox and java version this works.

    ONE java applet to rule them all and in the darkness bind them.

    Comment by desenfrenada — March 25, 2010 @ 18:24 | Reply

  2. Hey, works great!! Thank you very much! 🙂

    Comment by Marc Richter — April 20, 2010 @ 13:29 | Reply

  3. thanks for this fix, still kinda pissed that upgrading to 3.6 broke this functionality.

    Comment by wumbo — July 30, 2010 @ 09:37 | Reply

  4. i dont kknow what u have to do

    Comment by nonama — August 17, 2011 @ 13:42 | Reply

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