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AR# 17424

ISE - Linux users might need to download Java plug-ins to view online Help with Mozilla

Description

The Mozilla versions installed in some Red Hat distributions do not have a Java plug-in. Additionally, the download page that appears for a Java plug-in fails.

Solution


To work around this problem, install the Java plug-ins manually.



NOTE: International users must install the international JRE, because the installation of the English JRE onto your system might cause the browser to crash.



If you can log in as root:



1. Copy JRE to "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" directory

cp $XILINX/java/lin/jre /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/



2. Create a symbolic link to "libjavaplugin_oji.so" in "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" directory

ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/jre/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/



3. Run /usr/bin/mozilla and select Help . View the "About Plug-ins" menu to ensure the Java plug-in is installed.



If you cannot log in as root:



1. mkdir -p ${HOME}/.mozilla/plugins



2. Copy JRE to "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" directory

cp $XILINX/java/lin/jre ${HOME}/.mozilla//plugins/



3. Create a symbolic link to "libjavaplugin_oji.so" in "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" directory

ln -s ${HOME}/.mozilla/plugins/jre/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/



4. Run /usr/bin/mozilla and select Help . Inspect the "About Plug-ins" menu to ensure the Java plug-in is installed.



NOTE: The second method will fail if the same user launches Mozilla on both Linux and Solaris, because the plug-ins directory is not platform-specific. You must follow the instructions for each platform instead of fixing it only once.
AR# 17424
Date Created 09/03/2007
Last Updated 07/08/2011
Status Archive
Type General Article