firefox 3.6.8 doesn't recognize java 1.6 plugin
I am running firefox 3.6.8 on linux. I have also installed jre 1.6. When accessing one intranet website, firefox keeps saying "this feature requires jva 1.6 to be installed on your system...". I have installed java 1.6. I have made following symbolic links already: 1. /usr/local/mozilla/firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so to /usr/local/jre1.6.0_21/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so.
Emptied the cache. Restarted firefox. But getting same error message " this feature requires java 1.6 to be installed..."
Additional System Details
- The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8
Which disto of Linux?
Please post your browser string (in Help > About Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686.....
Does this site confirm you have java 1.6?
Does Java work in most places?
In Firefox 3.6 and later versions you need the Next-Generation Java™ Plug-In present in Java 6 U10 and later (Linux: libnpjp2.so; Windows: npjp2.dll).
ln -s /usr/local/java/jre1.6.0_20/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so libnpjp2.so ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libnpjp2.so (java-1_6_0-sun-plugin)
This worked for me (on xubuntu):
sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun
It used to work before. Probably some update messed up the settings? I also completely removed that *$#&! useless OpenJDK. But donno if that made a difference.