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6uN plugin on linux

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mbien
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How do I setup the next gen browser plugin on linux (ubuntu)?

I have installed jdk1.6.0_10 build 25 and it runs fine but it uses the plugin which is part of the java-6-sun-1.6.0.06 distribution i have installed parallel.

Is the next gen plugin not available for linux?

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rogerl
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Yes, It is supported:
https://jdk6.dev.java.net/plugin2/#SUPPORTED_PLATFORMS

To make use of it:
https://jdk6.dev.java.net/plugin2/#INSTALLATION


Unix Platforms (Solaris and Linux)

Place a symlink to .../jre/lib/{i386,sparc}/libnpjp2.so into either your Firefox 3 firefox/plugins directory or your ~/.mozilla/plugins directory. Remove any stray preexisting symlinks to the libjavaplugin_oji.so library.

You may switch back to using the classic Java Plug-In by removing the symlink to libnpjp2.so and reinstalling a symlink to libjavaplugin_oji.so from the same JRE.

Thanks,
Roger

mbien
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thank you very much,
works perfectly

rogerl
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Thanks, I do what I can.
I consider myself an expert with copy and paste! :)

These instructions will be made available on java.com and in the release notes on java.sun.com when 6u10 is released.

-Roger