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.
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
- 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.
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130216 Firefox/17.0
If it helps,
/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/lib is all I have in that directory.
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).
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
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).
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.
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
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 :) !