[SATLUG] symlinks and JAVA
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 14:33:26 CDT 2008
> Kubuntu 8.04
> Firefox 22.214.171.124
> I started visiting an online gaming website that I hadn't been on in
> months (years?). Anyway, it requires java which is installed on my
> system. The website will work in Konqueror. Konqueror has a place in
> its settings that specifically ask you where java is on your system.
> However, on Firefox, the site doesn't work. If I remember correctly,
> you have to go in and make some type of symbolic link. I tried googling
> for symbolic links and found a website on how to create one. My problem
> is, I don't know what file to symlink to what. Can anyone help me out?
To see what plugins are installed, put about:plugins into the navigation bar.
The plugins are installed in /usr/lib/firefox-<version>/plugins/. For Java, you
need a symbolic link:
Of course, you need to have the Java Development Kit installed. I do most
things from source. I use the instructions in
You don't need to compile it; just do the part with the title:
Installation of JDK
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