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Java doesn't work in Firefox

#1 Postby patzy » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:21 am

I haven't needed to use java for some time. I went to a site today that asked for the plugin to be enabled. I thought it was already enabled.

I checked for previous threads about this. So in Firefox config I set dom.ipc.plugins.java.enabled to True and checked that I had icedtea6-plugin and openjdk installed.
I went back to the site and still no java.

I suspect I'm missing something basic. But, please, what do I do?

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Re: Java doesn't work in Firefox

#2 Postby chatan » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:53 am

Check some of the test links in the wiki. -- to rule out a problem with site you are trying.

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Re: Java doesn't work in Firefox

#3 Postby chatan » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:39 am

patzy wrote: So in Firefox config I set dom.ipc.plugins.java.enabled to True and checked that I had icedtea6-plugin and openjdk installed.

Not sure what that config is, but mine is set to false and I haven't had any java issues. I am using the sun-java, however.
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Re: Java doesn't work in Firefox

#4 Postby patzy » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:35 pm

chatan wrote:Check some of the test links in the wiki. -- to rule out a problem with site you are trying. Cheers


I looked at the mepis wiki and couldn't find the test links. The wiki dealing with java is so large that it was like looking for a needle in a haystack.

chatan wrote:Not sure what that config is, but mine is set to false and I haven't had any java issues. I am using the sun-java, however.


Maybe I should use sun-java, but there were warnings that the version 6 was not secure and it was best to use others.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Java doesn't work in Firefox

#5 Postby DBeckett » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:47 pm

Try these links (from another thread):

http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp
http://javatester.org/version.html
http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

If they work for you, then perhaps the problem lies with the site you are trying to use.
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Re: Java doesn't work in Firefox

#6 Postby chatan » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:41 pm

patzy wrote:I looked at the mepis wiki and couldn't find the test links. The wiki dealing with java is so large that it was like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Java How-tos page has the links under "Java Version Test" section

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Re: Java doesn't work in Firefox

#7 Postby patzy » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:13 am

DBeckett wrote:Try these links (from another thread):

http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp
http://javatester.org/version.html
http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

If they work for you, then perhaps the problem lies with the site you are trying to use.


Thanks for this. Yes Java does work with them, but I see that I am using version 6-18 and version 6-31 (or was it 32) is available. Would it be worth installing that and if so would it be OK to use the Ubuntu deb or the bin file.

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Re: Java doesn't work in Firefox

#8 Postby DBeckett » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:04 pm

I use the .bin self-extractor.
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Re: Java doesn't work in Firefox

#9 Postby patzy » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:47 pm

DBeckett wrote:I use the .bin self-extractor.


Will do. I'll need to follow the instructions very closely....

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