[clug] Firefox, 64bit Ubuntu and Java

Randall Crook rcrook at vtown.com.au
Wed May 21 10:01:26 GMT 2008

There is no 64 bit java 6 plugin for firefox atm.

If you google you can find a number of 32bit workarounds using the 32bit 
firefox and the 32bit jre. I have tried it with java 5 a while back and it 
seemed to work but I didn't keep the config as it seemed a bit buggy and 

I currently run 64bit firefox with the blackdown jre-1.4 that is available in 
the repos and it does OK. It even seems to do webstart fairly well, but it is 
of course only version 1.4.

We need someone in the Ubuntu community to take up the challenge of porting 
the 6 plugin and webstart to  amd64.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1174435 might help with doing a 32bit 
install on your box.


On Wed, 21 May 2008 05:02:32 pm Mike Carden wrote:
> Are any cluggers running a 64 bit Ubuntu with Sun Java 6 and Firefox?
> And managed to get Java applets to run?
> >From my perusal of the Sun forums, it looks like a plugin has been not
> happening for over four years. Am I missing something?
> --
> MC

Randall Crook
rcrook at vtown.com.au

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