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133 - Java Plugin for Firefox on Linux 64

The followings are what you need to do in order to have java in your Firefox on 64bit Linux.

1. Update: Use Firefox from your distro repository.

2. Download JRE 6uxx (latest version from SUN) and install Java to any desired folder.
    (Suggest : /usr/lib/jvm folder for Ubuntu users, this is where Ubuntu places Java by default)

3. Installation (LInux x64 RPM)

    * The downloaded file might be in your desktop folder.

# chmod a+x jre-6uxx-linux-x64-rpm.bin

# ./jre-6uxx-linux-x64-rpm.bin

# rpm -ihv jre-6uxx-linux-amd64,rpm

4. Create a link (ln) pointing to the Java plugin
    (file <JRE_FOLDER>/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so) in the ~/.mozilla/plugins folder  (to let Firefox know where the new plugin is...)
     Probably you will need to create this folder. And <JRE-FOLDER> might be /usr/java/jre1.6.0_xx

5. Make sure the installation didn't interfere with the rest of your Java environment and that you are using stable Java system wide
    (call java -version). If not, reconfigure your Java environment, for example using update-java-alternatives command.

 



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