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Help with Java and Firefox

#1
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!!
 
#3
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
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.
 
#6
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
 

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