Installing java plugin for Firefox in Fedora

Java plugin should be enabled by default in Firefox when Fedora is installed. This is the way to check: open Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. Java plugin should be listed here. If not, its very easy to install it.

cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

ls -l

Make sure that you do not have any libjavaplugin.so symlinks. If you do, you have to first unlink it:

unlink libjavaplugin.so

I am assuming you have a jre (either 1.6 or 1.7) already installed. You need to find the libnpjp2.so, and assuming its in /usr/lib/jdk1.6.0_14/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so,

ln -s /usr/lib/jdk1.6.0_14/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so

Restart Firefox and you should be all set.

 

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