Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74276
java plugin works only for root
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:48 EDT
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.
Sounds like some sort of permissions problem. I've been using the java plugin
here without problems for a long time.
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
OK, I'm a tard... it helps to actually have the "enable Java" preference