Install java plugin for firefox

by jagbir on June 20, 2008

You are running firefox and noticed that in a website there’s requirement of java runtime environment for proper viewing of site. Now firefox tries to install but in vain. Here are quick steps to install and configure java plugin for Firefox 3. These steps are tested in CentOS 5:

1. Download Java from here I have downloaded rpm in bin format.

2. Extract rpm from binary and then install it:

$ ./jre-6u5-linux-i586-rpm.bin
$ rpm -ivh jre-6u5-linux-i586.rpm

3. Make softlink to in your Mozilla Plugins directory after making sure that /root/.mozilla/plugins directory exists, else create the plugins directory first. Now as an example, if java is installed in /usr/java, this command will do the trick:

$ ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_05/plugin/i386/ns7/ /root/.mozilla/plugins

4. Restart firefox. Check if java is supported now. you can go here to test for its working.

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  • ummar

    thank a ton. worked smoothly for me. saved time :) god bless u

    • jagbir

      Thanks ummar for posting a comment here, I’m glad that this article helped you.

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