Installing Java plug-in for Mozilla 1.6
in Red Hat Linux 8

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Mozilla searches for plug-ins in the following locations of Red Hat Linux 8:

  • The path pointed to by environment variable
  • Your Mozilla plugins directory, e.g.
  • ~/.mozilla/plugins

If you install a plug-in without root permissions, use ~/.mozilla/plugins instead of the plugins sub-directory of the Mozilla install directory. You may have to create this directory first.

For a list of plug-ins supported by Mozilla and how to install them, visit

To run Java applets, you must install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.4.1 or later (1.4.2 recommended). To enable Java for Mozilla, put a symlink in your Mozilla plugins directory, e.g.:

  ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_<version>/plugin/i386/


Copying the file (instead of making a symlink) will cause Java to crash.

If you need to download the JRE, you can find it at:

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