August 27, 2014

Firefox Java Plugin — Debian Wheezy

By default Firefox has no Java plugin because of security issues.

One can install plugin by following next steps:

  1. Exit Firefox browser if it is running

  2. Make directory if it does not exist -> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

  3. Make a symbolic link for file which resides in JRE directory, e.g.:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_20/jre/lib/amd64/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Please note, that amd64 is an architecture of the OS you have installed, possibly it could be i386 in your case.

  1. Start Firefox and type about:plugins in address box to check if browser able to see Java plugin.