Solaris Java Plug-in User's Guide


This book describes JavaTM Plug-in 1.2 for the SolarisTM operating environment, an add-on product for Netscape NavigatorTM, which enables Java applets and JavaBeansTM components to run on Web pages using Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.2 instead of the default Java Virtual Machine (JVM) bundled with Netscape Navigator.

Who Should Use This Book

This guide is for experienced Web page developers who want to direct Java applets and JavaBeans components to run on their Web pages using Java Plug-in.

How This Book Is Organized

This book consists of the following chapters:

Chapter 1, Introducing Java Plug-in 1.2 provides an introduction to Java Plug-in for Solaris.

Chapter 2, Installing Java Plug-in discusses how to install and uninstall Java Plug-in.

Chapter 3, Configuring Java Plug-in describes how to use the Control Panel to configure Java Plug-in.

Appendix A, Troubleshooting troubleshoots some common problems with Java Plug-in, describes how to view Java Plug-in tracing information and error messages, and explains how to report Java Plug-in bugs.

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What Typographic Conventions Mean

The following table describes the typographic changes used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol 




 The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


 What you type, contrasted with on-screen computer outputmachine_name% su Password:


 Command-line placeholder: replace with a real name or value

To delete a file, type rm filename.


Book titles, new words, or terms, or words to be emphasized. 

Read Chapter 6 in User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be root to do this.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts



 C shell promptmachine_name%
 C shell superuser promptmachine_name#
 Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt$
 Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt#