Re: java plugin

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>Le dimanche 11 novembre 2007 à 21:47 -0500, Tom Diehl a écrit :
>> On Sun, 11 Nov 2007, Knute Johnson wrote:
>> >> I tried the icedtea plugin which seems to work fine except with the vpn
>> >> software to connect to my university network. I will try it again
>> >> another time but i need to install the sun java. How to do this ?
>> >> Thanks
>> >
>> > Here's what I did on F8rc3 Live, it should work for you but please
>> > post back if it doesn't.
>> >
>> > How to get Sun's Java running on F8rc3
>> >
>> > As root  -
>> >
>> > 1) Download the Sun Java Linux RPM from and install it.
>> >
>> > 2) Fix the Xinerama bug with
>> >
>> > 	sed -i 's/XINERAMA/FAKEEXTN/g'
>> > /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_03//jre/lib/i386/xawt/
>> >
>> > 	Save a copy if you want to restore it to original.
>> >
>> > 3) Put the link to
>> >
>> > 	/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_03/jre/plugin/i386/ into
>> >
>> > 	/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
>> >
>> > 4) Install compat-libstdc++-33
>> >
>> > 5) Remove nspluginwrapper
>> >
>> > Now you should be able to compile and run Java applications, run Java
>> > Applets in Firefox and load and run Java Web Start programs.
>Thanks, here is what i did : 
>1) Download the Sun Java Linux RPM from and install it.
>2) Fix the Xinerama bug with 
>sed -i
>'s/XINERAMA/FAKEEXTN/g' /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_03//jre/lib/i386/xawt/
>3) yum install  java-1.6.0-sun-compat from jpackage non free
>4) Remove /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_03/jre/plugin/i386/
>from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
>5) Install compat-libstdc++-33
>6) Remove nspluginwrapper
>7) Use alternatives to point java to /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-sun/bin/java
>to /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_03/jre/plugin/i386/
>All works and it seems to little more clean.

I've slightly revised my procedures now that I have actual F8 
running.  I don't think that nspluginwrapper needs to be removed 
anymore.  I have both icedtea and Sun's Java installed and they both 
work as runtime, compiler and plugin.  I posted the procedure to my 


I have not tried this with x86_64 only x86.

Here are the steps for those without browsers :-).

How to get Sun's Java running on Fedora 8

1)Download the Sun Java Linux RPM from and install it.

2)Make sure that you have version 1.7+ of the jpackage utilities 
installed, then download and install the JPackage sun-compat RPM 
(this handles your alternatives) from


2)Fix the Xinerama bug with

	sed -i 's/XINERAMA/FAKEEXTN/g' 

3)Install a link in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins-wrapped to the java 
plugin link in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, that link should have been 
installed when you installed the sun-compat RPM above

	cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins-wrapped
	ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

4)Download and install compat-libstdc++-33

5)Select the Java version you want with the alternatives program

You will probably see two Java plugins if you check your browser with 
about:plugins.  It seems to work fine.  Use the alternatives program 
to select the appropriate Java installation.

Knute Johnson
Molon Labe...

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