Lost Java

Scott Jones sanchiro at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 16:36:21 MST 2009

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Bryan Sant <bryan.sant at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Scott Jones <sanchiro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Suggestions? I have wanted an excuse to take my system down after a
>> thorough backup and rebuild to ext4 but I'd like to think I can figure
>> out why it's failing without having to resort to a reformat and
>> reinstall.
>> Scott
> I'm not sure how the Adobe plugin is a problem.  The java and flash
> plugins should co-exist just fine.
> Try the following:
> sudo apt-get --reinstall install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
> After you've done that, verify that the plugin is visible to firefox
> (Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins).  You should see "Java(TM) Plug-in
> 1.6.0_16" in the list.  If that's the case, the browse over to that
> linuxjournal address and verify that the plugin works.


I'll try that in a few hours when I am back at that box. If, base on
my history and experience with this issue, this solution doesn't work,
would purging firefox and then doing a fresh install of firefox
possibly help repair this?

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