Knute Johnson <knute <at> frazmtn.com> writes:
> There are some indeterminate issues with icedtea as far as I'm
> concerned. I couldn't get it to work as a plugin at all. I did get
> Sun's Java installed and working however (if you want those
> instructions let me know). The last step of that is to remove
> nspluginwrapper. That seems to make Sun's plugin work, you might try
I'd be interested to hear how you got Sun's Java working, it's eluded me so
I tried rebuilding from JPackage nosrc RPMs (with my F7 spec file), but the
resultant packages want the XFS font server installed..
I've also tried installing the Sun binary RPM and the -compat RPM from JPackage,
the plugin showed up in Firefox, but I never got any applets to start up..
I've tested this a couple of times on F8rc3 Live. So if there are
changes with F8 or differences with the DVD install I don't know yet.
Please let me know how it works. I'm planning on making a web page
with instructions and info when I have some :-).
How to get Sun's Java running on F8rc3
As root -
1) Download the Sun Java Linux RPM from java.sun.com
and install it.
2) Fix the Xinerama bug with
sed -i 's/XINERAMA/FAKEEXTN/g'
Save a copy if you want to restore it to original.
3) Put the link to
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.