Fixing flash and java plugin for Firefox 3.6.2 in Kubuntu Hardy

I just installed firefox 3.6.2 from the ubuntu repository for Hardy. But it turns out that my flash is not working. When I go to Tools->Add-Ons, I noticed that the flash is disabled and the java plugin is no more. So I enabled the flash plugin (version 9) and it works. Now for the java plugin, I followed the instruction given in:
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/coffee-lounge/159513-weird.html

Basically what I did was to remove the plugins from both :

  • /usr/lib/firefox/plugins and
  • /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.2pre/plugins

And then create a symbolic link at these two locations that points to:

<code>

/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.17/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so

</code>

This solves my problem.

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks muchly, this helped greatly. 🙂

  2. very informative..thanks a lot.
    james smith
    javajobs.net

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