Bug 742584 - IcedTea / Java plugin not working in epiphany
Summary: IcedTea / Java plugin not working in epiphany
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: epiphany
Version: 15
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Hatina
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-30 16:06 UTC by Daniel
Modified: 2016-06-01 01:31 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-08-07 20:21:57 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
epiphany running java applets (47.93 KB, image/png)
2012-07-02 08:47 UTC, Peter Hatina
no flags Details

Description Daniel 2011-09-30 16:06:24 UTC
Description of problem:
Java Applets won't start in epiphany. No error messages or other hints to the problem except for the following console output:
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize succeeded
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize succeeded
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize succeeded
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize succeeded
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize succeeded
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Shutdown
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize succeeded
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize succeeded
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize
** (epiphany:16355): DEBUG: NP_Initialize succeeded

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
epiphany 3.0.3 1.fc15
icedtea-web 1.0.5 1.fc15

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit some wepage containing applets (e.g. http://www.javatester.org/version.html )
Actual results:
Neither the applet, nor an error message or a "missing plugin" notification is shown

Expected results:
The Java Applet should start

Additional info:
The icetea plugin works, as the applets work just fine when using firefox.
The plugin path seems to be correct too, as gnash works in epiphany from the mozilla plugin directory (/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins)

Comment 1 Alexander van Loon 2011-11-27 14:53:51 UTC
Confirming, I just did a fresh install of F16 and Epiphany doesn't work with your URL, but Firefox does.

Comment 2 Martin Stransky 2012-02-15 09:57:27 UTC
Peter works on epiphany now.

Comment 3 Manuel Quiñones 2012-04-19 13:32:56 UTC
Still happens in F17 with Epiphany/Web .

Comment 4 Peter Hatina 2012-06-06 12:10:56 UTC
The problem is in the GTK+ version mismatch. Epiphany is linked against GTK+ 3.x and the IcedTeaPlugin uses GTK+ of version 2.x. The ideal solution could be following: to have both, epiphany and IcedTeaPlugin linked against the same version of GTK+. But there are browsers using GTK+ 2.x and 3.x. So this issue can be easily resolved by using nspluginwrapper. 

As normal user run:

rm $HOME/.mozilla/plugins/*
/usr/lib64/nspluginwrapper/npconfig -v -n -a -i

Then you will have wrapped plugins in $HOME/.mozilla/plugins/ and epiphany is then able to use IcedTeaPlugin.

Comment 5 Manuel Quiñones 2012-06-22 12:38:10 UTC
I have icedtea-web and nspluginwrapper installed, did the steps in Commennt 4, that put npwrapper.libjavaplugin.so in ~/.mozilla/plugins/ (among others).  But still no Java.  Tested with the test cases in http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/IcedTea-Web-Tests .

F17 with Epiphany/Web 3.4.1 .

Comment 6 Peter Hatina 2012-07-02 08:46:15 UTC
Opened most of the pages, you suggested (icedtea wiki) and the Java applets work.


I wrapped the plugins, as said before.

Comment 7 Peter Hatina 2012-07-02 08:47:54 UTC
Created attachment 595673 [details]
epiphany running java applets

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