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I have previously seen webex working with firefox 3 on the same install of ubuntu, I have the sun java6 packages installed including the plugin for mozilla.

(sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin)

I do not have any of the icedtea packages or openjdk packages installed.

What am I missing?

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Steve P found the answer: https://linuxsagas.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/webex-working-again-in-ubuntu-9-10-64bit/#comment-340

basically:

  1. get 32 bit swiftfox 3.6 deb for intel prescott and install: http://getswiftfox.com/download.htm

  2. get 32 bit java jre from http://www.java.com/ and install in ~

  3. link the appropriate plugin files from the java folder to /usr/lib/swiftfox/plugins

/usr/lib/swiftfox/plugins/libjavaplugin_nscp_gcc29.so -> ~/java32/lib/i386/libjavaplugin_nscp_gcc29.so

/usr/lib/swiftfox/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so -> ~/java32/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/libjavaplugin_oji.so

/usr/lib/swiftfox/plugins/libnpjp2.so -> ~/java32/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so

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