Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 985089
java applets are not working in firefox on f19
Last modified: 2014-01-02 11:41:21 EST
Created attachment 774444 [details]
export ICEDTEAPLUGIN_DEBUG=true; firefox >& firefox-java-log.txt & then visit java.com and try to load the test applet
Description of problem:
Java applets don't work in Firefox.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Using Firefox and icedtea-web: Go to http://www.java.com/ and click through "Do I have java" and "Verify java version" to get to
The applet doesn't appear. I haven't been able to get any java applet to work.
The test applet at java.com doesn't appear on google-chrome either. However, I can at least get into my university's Juniper VPN using google-chrome, and that involves an applet.
It might be a problem with icedtea-web, SELinux, or polkitd, but I'm having trouble narrowing it down.
I'm filing this bug under firefox because I am getting Java applets to work on google-chrome.
These applets work once I grant permission:
Maybe it has to do with signed vs. unsigned applets?
Hi Garrett. Yes, all applets now require permission to run, even unsigned ones. We did this in light of the recent barrage of Java security erratas.
So everything works for you if you grant the permissions?
No. The applet at
never asks for permission. I get a gray rectangle in the browser window where the applet should go, and nothing more.
I get the same thing trying to log in to the Juniper VPN that my employer uses.
Correction: If I first erase ~/.icedtea*/ then try to load the java.com test page, it does ask permission, remembers that I clicked "yes", then continues to fail as described. I'll attach ~/.icedtea/log/java.stderr & java.stdout
Created attachment 780830 [details]
java.stdout is empty
I can confirm.
When I visit:
I get a prompt asking me for confirmation to run the applet. When I grant the permissions, I get a grey box and nothing happens.
I tried again and when I deny the permissions, I get the standard icedtea errors displayed.
So it is a problem with the permission mechanism? Assigning to Adam to take a look.+
(In reply to Deepak Bhole from comment #8)
> So it is a problem with the permission mechanism?
Can't say. The applet just turns grey when I allow it to run.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 903406 ***