Java null pointer exception in Mozilla
alex.esplin at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 08:45:21 MDT 2006
On 6/7/06, Russel Caldwell <caldr704 at gmail.com> wrote:
> rlc at caldr704:~$ ls -l /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 68 2005-12-29 09:21 libjavaplugin_oji.so ->
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 2005-12-29 19:00 libjavaplugin.so ->
This is trying to use the plugin from Java 1.4.2 unless the one linked
to /etc/alternatives/mozilla-javaplugin.so (which I've never seen) is
a 1.5 plugin. Is 1.4.2 still installed on your machine?
> rlc at caldr704:~$ java -version
> java version "1.5.0_04"
> Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_04-b05)
> Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_04-b05, mixed mode, sharing)
If 1.4.2 isn't still installed on your computer, it's trying to use a
plugin from a runtime that no longer exists. Find your current java
install location (where 1.5 is installed), then make a new symlink to
it from your /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory. (You may also want
to make a symlink to it from your .mozilla/plugins directory in your
This is what I have done on my own system. Anyone else feel free to
correct me if I'm wrong.
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