I would like to use the proprietary Java browser plugin instead of IcedTea in Ubuntu Maverick 10.10. So I have removed icedtea6-plugin and installed sun-java6-plugin but neither Firefox nor Chromium show this in about:plugins nor can open Java web apps. Any idea how to fix it?


As explained here, this is due to a change in the Java-Oracle licensing policy.

The procedure explained here should help you to install the correct java plugin. As soon as you will have installed the official jre from Oracle, you could do :

ln -s /path/to/the/official/jre/lib/your_arch/libnpjp2.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/

to activate the plugin.

If you have Google Chrome (or if you want to make the plugin available for all users), try something like this :

ln -s /path/to/the/official/jre/lib/your_arch/libnpjp2.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libnpjp2.so
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