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in Firefox 17 for linux the installation folder has changed from mozilla to firefox and the plugins folder is missing from the 64 bit installation under RedHat.

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I need to install an older version of Java on my Redhat 5 Enterprise workstation.

Since Firefox 17.0.5 the installation folder changed from /usr/lib64/mozilla to /usr/lib64/firefox. In the 64 bits version, there is no plugins folder, is that normal?

When I create the missing plugin folder and that I install the java plugin in it, it does not appears in the plugins list.

The 32 bits installation is working though ( /usr/lib/firefox/firefox ).

Modified by louismc

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • ICA Plugin (Linux) Version 11.0.140395 (/usr/lib/ICAClient/wfica)
  • The Totem 2.16.7 plugin handles video and audio streams.
  • nspluginwrapper is a cross-platform NPAPI plugin viewer, in particular for linux/i386 plugins.This beta software is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130216 Firefox/17.0

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Yousef 15 solutions 71 answers

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If it helps,

/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/lib is all I have in that directory.

Question owner

Any idea where your plugins installs into your 64bit installation of Linux 17+ ?

Java installs correctly in the 32 bits version of Firefox 17 (beside the fact that it is auto-disabled because of the blocklist).

thanks

Yousef 15 solutions 71 answers

It's definitely /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/

Installing IcedTea Java7 gives me /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/IcedTeaPlugin.so, and I'm assuming it will be the same for Oracle's Java

Question owner

On which distro? Here, on our Redhat installation it seems like it uses /usr/lib(64)/firefox instead of .../mozilla since the last firefox updates (version 17.0.3).

Yousef 15 solutions 71 answers

Arch Linux. (Quite different to Redhat, but should function the same)

The only thing I have in /usr/lib(64)/firefox/plugins/ is Google Talk Plugins. It's definitely loading from the mozilla folder.

Just a side note, Firefox 20 is the latest version available, so if your distro's repos have it, it would be a good idea to upgrade.

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Seems like both /usr/lib(64)/mozilla/plugins and /usr/lib(64)/firefox/plugins are working for you...

I have no clue why my java plugin doesn't show up in the plugins list of my 64 bits installation... I have the libnpjp2.so in all possible folders /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/ /usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/

The Java version I need to run is 1.6.0_30 and I can't upgrade it as some other apps need this version to work here.

Modified by louismc

mdalvecc 0 solutions 1 answers

I was having the same problem also. Plugins weren't working, not a single one.

Then I realized that placing them inside ~/.mozilla/plugins was the solution. Since I'm the only user of my machine, this fix works for me.

I just made a symbolic link for /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins pointing to ~/.mozilla/plugins and placed all the plugins in there.

Voilá! Every plugin works now :) !