You must manually install the Java plug-in to run the Java applets in a browser.
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When you install the Java platform, the Java plug-in file is included as part of that installation.
To use Java within Firefox, manually create a symbolic link from the plug-in file in the release to one of the locations that Firefox expects. To make the plug-in available to all users, you must create the link inside of the Firefox application's directory, in the plug-ins subdirectory. Alternatively, you can create the symbolic link in your home directory, in
~/.mozilla/plug-ins. In the remainder of this document, the text, Firefox plug-ins directory implies either of these locations.
For Firefox version 21 and later, you must create the symbolic link in your home directory,
~/.mozilla/plugins. However, creating the symbolic link in the plug-ins subdirectory of the Firefox application's directory is not supported in Firefox version 21 and later.
This release provides the Next-Generation Java plug-in. The plug-in file for Linux is located at
If you are using the classic plug-in file, which is located at
./plugin/i386/javaplugin-oji.so, then this file should no longer be used and all symbolic links to it must be removed.
libnpjp2.sofrom the Firefox plug-ins directory.
$ cd Firefox/plugins
$ ln -s ./lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so .