Help with Java and Firefox

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sy64004, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. sy64004

    sy64004 OSNN Addict

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    Can anyone help out with this mind numbingly boring but frustrating problem I'm having.

    I've always used MS java, but since this is no longer available/ supported I was looking into Sun Java. I downloaded (which at 2.5kb/s was a tedium in itself) 1.42.05 only to read that it has a vulnerability. i got 1.42.06 only to find that when I test it on the java website test page (here I get a message telling me it is an old version. i finally download 1.5.0 (or whatever) to find it doesn't even load the test page correctly.

    I went into the control panel applet and firefox wasn't even on the list of browsers. I tried mozilla but it wasn't having any of that.

    Would it be better doing a reinstall and not installing MS JVM at all if so which version of Sun JRE am I best installing? and how do I get it to work with firefox??

    I used to have long hair to my feet, I am so frustrated i've pulled it all out and what little I have makes me look like Penfold!!!!:eek:

    If anyone can help I'd be really greatful!!
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    If you open up Firefox and enter "about:plugins" (no quotes) in the location box, do you see the Sun JRE installed as a plugin?
    If not, take a look at this page, and follow the instructions listed there:
    http://www.java.com/en/download/help/win_auto.jsp
     
  3. sy64004

    sy64004 OSNN Addict

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    Hey NetRyder. yeah it's in about:plugins. there are 7 different entries.

    I downloaded the full 14 meg file so I could install it offline to save me from having to redownload the next time I do a reinstall.

    Any ideas???
     
  4. NetRyder

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    If it's already present under the list of plugins, it should be properly installed. That's quite odd.
    You might want to try a different approach - uninstall and reinstall Firefox instead of the JRE. Make sure you delete the Firefox folder in Program Files before you reinstall it.
     
  5. sy64004

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  6. sy64004

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    right, just done a complete reinstall with no java at all. Can anyone give me advice on which one to install?? I've got Sun J2RE 1.4.2_06 or Sun JRE 1.5.0.

    any help would be greatly appreciated