User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20071008 Firefox/188.8.131.52 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20071008 Firefox/220.127.116.11 The example site above, and others that require java to display the page correctly do not display correctly. The browser tool bar says "additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page." Various boxes on the page e.g. the upper left corner, which should display moving menus or advertisements instead say "click here to download plugin." Clicking here takes you to the sun java site and invites you to install the latest jre1.6.0_xx. The problem is that firefox does not understand that the plugin is installed and working. It does not see it and will not use it. The plugin is installed correctly because the sun java site test says it is and because the plugin works perfectly well with other browsers e.g. opera and also firefox 18.104.22.168 which I still have on the computer. I have never had a problem with the plugin working with firefox 1.5 but have never had it work with firefox 2.0. Other details: I am using the kde3.5 desktop with slackware 11.0 (2.6.17 kernel. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.turn on browser and make sure enable java is checked in the preferences 2.go to the above referenced web site and observe. 3. Actual Results: web page is displayed but incorrectly. Several boxes are empty except for the words "click here to download plugin. Expected Results: The empty boxes would normally have moving menus or other moving things in them. There should be no messages about additional plugins. I have updated java several times and updated the os several times but have not had the problem occur with firefox 1.5. It was only when I upgraded to firefox 2.0 that the problem occured. I tend to do basic things with the browser, no special themes and usually only one window or tab open.
"I have never had a problem with the plugin working with firefox 1.5 but have never had it work with firefox 2.0." Have you tried other Firefox 2.0.0.x versions, or is 22.214.171.124 the first you've tried? I ask because Vista users are claiming we broke something in the upgrade to 126.96.36.199 (bug 400467). If you had problems in prior 2.0 versions then it's a separate problem. I suspect it is but it's good to be sure. I know people run Java with Firefox 2.0.0.x on Linux, it might help to check out our tech support (web forums or IRC chat) to see if they can help you investigate what's going on. http://www.mozilla.com/support/
Reply to comment #1: I have tried firefox 188.8.131.52 and one other 2.0 version and had the same problem. Here is some more information on the problem. If I enable java script but disable java in the preferences now all plugin warnings are gone and everything on the page desplays correctly except for the menu in the upper left corner under "hot topics". There should be a moving menu of articles under the date but there isn't. It is strange that turning off java makes the page better and turning on java makes it worse. I think I have seen this problem mentioned somewhere but without a solution. I know another site that works strangely with firefox 184.108.40.206, more about that later.
Hello Robert, one might also consider the root of the problem to be found in slackware. Debian testing f.e. has no problems with SUN's java and firefox 220.127.116.11. Hope this may help you.
(In reply to comment #3) > Hello Robert, > > one might also consider the root of the problem to be found in slackware. > Debian testing f.e. has no problems with SUN's java and firefox 18.104.22.168. Hope > this may help you. > Hello flibby or anyone else who is interested, I have fixed the problem by adding a symbolic link to the java plugin in my .mozilla/plugins directory. This seems to be a change from the way firefox 1.5 worked which is why i didn't think of it before. I still have firefox 22.214.171.124 installed in another user account on the same machine and it works perfectly. I examined all the plugins directories (both local and system) and none of them had any link to the java plugin. But firefox 126.96.36.199 was smart enough to find the java plugin in the usual place (which is /usr/lib/jre1.6.0_03/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so on my machine ). Apparently firefox2.0 is no longer smart enough to find the java plugin in the usual places. This is ok i guess but i found nothing about it in the linux install instructions or anywhere on the firefox site. I assume that windows users don't have to worry about this since all they have to do is push a button and someone has made sure it will work, but when you are installing from a tar ball this is very important information and should have been mentioned in the instructions. I don't know if there is a problem for people using rpms since i never use them. I think the people who maintain slackware were also fooled by this since there was never a problem with previous versions which had the firefox1.5 series. I have heard from people with other distributions who had the same problem. I hope this may help them.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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