Monthly Archives: March 2013

Installing java plugin for Firefox in Fedora

Java plugin should be enabled by default in Firefox when Fedora is installed. This is the way to check: open Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. Java plugin should be listed here. If not, its very easy to install it.

cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

ls -l

Make sure that you do not have any symlinks. If you do, you have to first unlink it:


I am assuming you have a jre (either 1.6 or 1.7) already installed. You need to find the, and assuming its in /usr/lib/jdk1.6.0_14/jre/lib/i386/,

ln -s /usr/lib/jdk1.6.0_14/jre/lib/i386/

Restart Firefox and you should be all set.