Bug 74276 - java plugin works only for root
Summary: java plugin works only for root
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Blizzard
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-09-19 13:27 UTC by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-19 14:48:13 UTC

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Description Rex Dieter 2002-09-19 13:27:17 UTC
This is a problem that has existed for me for quite some time... going all the  
way back to mozilla-0.9.9 as distributed with redhat 7.3.  In all this time,  
I've never been able to get sun's java plugin to work for a regular user with 
mozilla (I've had success with galeon).  I've tried both sun's jre 1.3.1_04 
and jre 1.4.0_01.    It just doesn't ever do anything for webpages with java 
applets (acts like there is no java plugin).  Two oddities:  
1.  the plugin *is* displayed in mozilla's About->Plugin's menu. 
2.  the plugin *does* work, only if running as root.

Comment 1 Christopher Blizzard 2002-09-19 14:23:06 UTC
Sounds like some sort of permissions problem.  I've been using the java plugin
here without problems for a long time.

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2002-09-19 14:48:07 UTC
The funny thing is that the java plugin works fine in Netscape4, konqueror, 
and galeon, just not mozilla.  Which java runtime are you using, and where/how 
did you install it?  (I have it installed to /usr/lib/sun-j2se1.3 and 
/usr/lib/sun-j2se1.4 repectively, with plugin symlinks into 

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2002-09-21 16:58:05 UTC
OK, I'm a tard... it helps to actually have the "enable Java" preference 
activated... (-:

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