I’m using 64 bit CentOS, and frequently forget how to get the java plugin working, usually something like make some symbolic link.  Anyway here is what I do:

download and install java from sun.

then

sudo sh ./jdk-6u18-linux-x64-rpm.bin
cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
ln -s /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so .

now restart your browser.

http://www.flamingtext.com/java/ has a little java applet on it.

If you have problems finding libnpjp2.so, then use “locate libnpjp2.so”, and if you just installed the java software from sun, then you might need to do “sudo updatedb” first, then locate…

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