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Firefox 3.6 and Java on Linux

Finding that you’re lacking Java in Firefox 3.6 on Linux? The steps to install it are easy, but you have to do things a bit differently than you have in previous Firefox-versions.

First head over to the Download-section at Select to download the file named Linux RPM (self-extracting file) (if you’re using an RPM-based distribution like Fedora). Once it’s downloaded, and assuming it has been downloaded to the folder Downloads, do the following:

su -
chmod +x /home/jorge/Downloads/jre-6u18-linux-i586-rpm.bin

After agreeing to the license terms, just type Yes and press enter. Now making the plugin work with Firefox. I mentioned earlier that you have to do things a bit differently. Whereas we used the file before, now we have to use the next generation Java plugin, namely So execute the following command to make things work:

ln -s /usr/java/latest/lib/i386/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Restart your browser, and you should have Java. Verify it at;=1.


Firefox 3.6 on Fedora 12

Easy peasy:

yum --enablerepo=rawhide install firefox

And that should upgrade Firefox for the newest available in the repositories.

Rhythmbox equalizer revisited

June 30th 2009 I wrote about an equalizer-plugin for Rhythmbox which then was just about the only decent thing available. It now seems that that plugin isn’t being worked on anymore. Luckily we have people like Christopher Kruse from . :) He has now released version 1.3 of his Rhythmbox equalizer-plugin, which you can find at .

The installation:

tar -zxvf rbeq-1.3.tar.gz -C ~/.gnome2/

Head on over to for the main post. Thanks Christopher!

And of course, a screenshot of the plugin: