Wednesday 29 March 2006

Updating the Java plugin in Firefox

 I was trying to use Logmein from my Suse 10 Linux laptop but the Java viewer kept crashing. Despite installing JVM 1.5 the plugin was still showing v1.4.2. I eventually found the plugin directory was /usr/lib/firefox/plugins and had to create a link from here to replace the Java v1.4.2 one.

The command I used was:
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/ /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/

The Mozilla plugin directory is /opt/mozilla/lib/plugins so adjust accordingly.

The Java verifier now shows both browsers using JRE 1.5.0_06 and Logmein works!

Thursday 16 March 2006

OES and Imanager not working

Playing with OES and could not get iManager working. Turns out you have to disable IPv6.

Novell TID 10098152 tells you how:

The following steps should be followed to disable IPV6 on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9:
1- Modify /etc/modprobe.conf.local by adding the following:
# please add local extensions to this file
install ipv6 /bin/false
2- reboot

*** In some circumstances, it is also necessary to modify the /etc/modprobe.conf and change the following:

alias net-pf-10 ipv6
alias net-pf-10 off