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August 20th, 2011, 06:58 AM
Hi all,my OS version is Ubuntu 10.10.I have Java installed in my machine.But,when it comes to web browser(Firefox) I can't see Java plug-in in the Add ons.Can anyone tell me what's the cause of this issue.

sandy@ubuntu:~$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_20"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.9.9) (6b20-1.9.9-0ubuntu1~10.10.2)
OpenJDK Server VM (build 19.0-b09, mixed mode)

When I go to this web page(http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp) a message appears saying "Something is wrong.Java is not working"

August 20th, 2011, 07:15 AM
Have you added ice tea? It is the plug in for Open JDK and available in the repositories.

August 20th, 2011, 07:35 AM
sorry for my ignorance,what's this ice tea anyway.By installing java in our machine doesn't it get added to browser automatically.In windows it usually does.

August 21st, 2011, 06:15 AM
With your suggestion from the above i created a symbolic link in the mozilla directory.But,still Java plugin doesn't showup in firefox addons menu.

sandy@ubuntu:~$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun- /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

sandy@ubuntu:~$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun- /usr/lib/firefox-6.0/plugins

I even added in firefox plugins directory,but to vain.What might be the problem?

August 21st, 2011, 08:20 AM
sudo update-alternatives --config java


August 22nd, 2011, 02:48 AM
IcedTea is working for java web pages.Thanks all for your replies.