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Firefox won't recognize my java plug-in (opensuse 13.1, jre 7u45)

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I'm at my wit's end. I've installed the latest version of jre (7u45) and everything went well. Followed all the instructions here (http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Installing_Java) and here (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/manual-plugin-install-linux-136395.html) on setting up symbolic links and all. libnpjp2.so is now happily residing in my /usr/lib/browser-plugins folder. And when I start Firefox, nothing appears under Plug-Ins.

I've tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling both java and firefox numerous times to no avail. Firefox absolutely refuses to recognize java. Not sure what to do now.

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Does Firefox find other plugins placed in that folder?

Note that you need to place a symlink to the libnpjp2.so file and not the actual file.

You can also try to create a plugins folder in your home directory: ~/.mozilla/plugins