Saturday, November 6, 2010

Install SUN Java-Plugin für Firefox under OpenSuse 11.x

IcedTea-Plugin is the standard Java-Pligin for Applets in OpenSuse. It's provided by openjdk. Some application, e.g. ElstarOnline, don't work with IcedTea and need Java-Plugin from SUN. Steps to install SUN's Java-Plugin:

1) Download SUN's JRE from Current version is 1.6.0_21.

2) Install it. I've installed it under /usr/local/java/jre1.6.0_21

3) Create the following symbolic link in /usr/lib/browser-plugins/ (root rights are needed)
     sudo ln -s /usr/local/java/jre1.6.0_21/lib/i386/ /usr/lib/browser-plugins/

4) Start Firefox and go to the Extras --> Add-ons --> Plugins

5) Deactivate IcedTea NPR Web Browser Plugin
    Activate (if not yet activated) Java(TM) Plug-in