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 +====== Install Java in Firefox Under Ubuntu ======
  
 +I had installed Java but it wasn't working in Firefox. ​ In fact, I had tried both the binaries from Adobe and the binaries in Ubuntu'​s Synaptec. ​ But, you might need to create a link to the plugin'​s .so file in Firefox'​s plugin directory. ​ Here's how I did that.
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 +First, update the locate database to include any files that have recently been installed.
 +
 +  sudo updatedb
 +
 +Next, search for the Java plugin. ​ I knew it would be called libjavaplugin or something similar, so I ran the following command.
 +
 +  locate libjavaplugin
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 +And I got the following set of results
 +
 +<​code>​
 +/​opt/​jre1.6.0_10/​lib/​i386/​libjavaplugin_jni.so
 +/​opt/​jre1.6.0_10/​lib/​i386/​libjavaplugin_nscp.so
 +/​opt/​jre1.6.0_10/​lib/​i386/​libjavaplugin_nscp_gcc29.so
 +/​opt/​jre1.6.0_10/​plugin/​i386/​ns7/​libjavaplugin_oji.so
 +/​opt/​jre1.6.0_10/​plugin/​i386/​ns7-gcc29/​libjavaplugin_oji.so
 +</​code>​
 +
 +I knew I was looking for the file with "​oji"​ in it's name.  There were 2, the ns7 and the ns7-gcc29 versions. ​ I decided to used the former.
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 +So, I switched to the directory I thought would contain Firefox and it did.
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 +  cd /​usr/​lib/​firefox/​plugins
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 +Then I create a shortcut to the plugin.
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 +  sudo ln -s /​opt/​jre1.6.0_10/​plugin/​i386/​ns7/​libjavaplugin_oji.so
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