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-1.6.0.15/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so 

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!

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4 Comments »

  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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