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How to get new java plugin to work in Ubuntu

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Joined: 2003-06-11

I'm using Ubuntu Intrepid, which has java 6 update 10 b33 installed, but the old plugin is still used.
I used update-alternatives to install and configure the newer plugin and remove the old from /usr/lib/firefox/plugins and /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, but new applets don't work, for example these:

I downloaded and extracted the latest 6u10b33 from the sun site and pointed to those, too, and still it didn't work.

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Joined: 2003-06-11

I think I found the solution. I ran these commands in terminal:

sudo update-alternatives --install /etc/alternatives/ /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/i386/ 50

sudo update-alternatives --config

and select the option (2)

I posted that info here:

and I posted a request to have the new plugin enabled by default in Ubuntu instead of the old one: