Linux Noob: Java in the Browser (Chrome or Firefox) on Fedora 14 64 bit

Ack!  This was not an intuitive endeavor to get Java applets running in Linux but I finally got it done.  Here’s what I did.

Though I used the defaults, my installation for Java seems to be a bit different than one’s I have seen on the web while I was researching this issue.  Here is my path:


I found an article that closely described the fix (click here).  You need to create a symbolic link that looks something like this:

ln -s /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_24/jre/lib/amd64/

,,,AND… this needs to be in the correct folder.  So for my instance (64bit), this symbolic link needed to be created in the following folder:


So, to put it all together, it should go something like this:

[root@Dave ~]# cd /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
[root@Dave plugins]# ln -s /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_24/jre/lib/amd64/
[root@Dave plugins]# ls                              
[root@Dave plugins]#

I then refreshed my browser and the applets started flowing.

See how easy that was?