Java 6 update 10 on Ubuntu 8.10 && Firefox November 5, 2008Posted by claudio in Uncategorized.
Tags: 6u10, Java, Ubuntu
EDIT: Then new Ubuntu release (9.04) fixes this problem, and installing the plugin can be done by typing this in a console: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts
When I wanted to test some new features of the latest java 6 re update, I noticed that firefox wasn’t showing any applets at all. Reviving applets from the death is probably voodoo business, but anyway, there is an easy solution:
Install the sun jre (openjdk6 is installed by default):
$ sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
Enable the firefox plugin:
$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-184.108.40.206/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
You can test your java-firefox installation here.