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Need to activate Java plug-in on an appliance with locked UI and no internet access.
This scenario is on an appliance with a locked UI and no internet access. This scenario is not on the laptop.
Background info: - Linux embedded system - Firefox browser is being used to for local console display connecting to local web server on the appliance - Since this is an embedded appliance, there is no guarantee that an internet connection is available - Options have been set on the Firefox browser so that the end user does not have access to the Add-ons menu. Referred to as "kiosk" mode.
The scenario is to enable and allow Java on the browser.
Typically, on a laptop, the Java plug-in can be activated by navigating to http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp. The user is prompted to activate the Java plug-in.
On this embedded appliance, there is no internet connection available, and the user does not have access to the Add-ons menu.
Is there a scripted method to perform the same steps? Activating Java creates a copy of the pluginreg.dat, but there are other settings that are required to completely activate the Java plug-in. Are there preferences that can be set, or other scripts run to perform this action for this scenario on an embedded appliance running Linux?
Thanks for any info.
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Posting the resolution for this issue in case someone in the future see's this problem.
While the information posted here How do I... Install plugins for Firefox in Linux? is now dated, the information for the Java plug-in is accurate, and fixed the issue.