karmic beta1: Sun Java plugin does not load

Bug #440478 reported by Jakob Lund on 2009-10-02
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firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.5

I installed sun-java6-jdk and sun-java6-plugin. Firefox doesn't load the plugin, but shows a light-gray square where the applet should be.

I tried to:
 * rename my ~/.mozilla/firefox directory, so Firefox would use default settings
 * Change the plugin via the "manage content plugins" menu option
 * create a symlink to /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so in my ~/.mozilla/plugins directory

Neither worked.

Perhaps related: I had some weird problem with installing sun-java6-sdk after updating my machine to karmic (alpha 5 ath the time) from jaunty; I had to manually uninstall the sun-java6-plugin package and THEN run "apt-get autoremove" before apt-get could work out the dependencies to install the -jdk package.

Any idea how to fix / debug this?

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

I can confirm this on Karmic Beta.

Not sure if it has something to do with Karmic having an older version of the package:
 apt-cache policy sun-java6-plugin
sun-java6-plugin:
  Installed: 6-16-0ubuntu1.9.04
  Candidate: 6-16-0ubuntu1.9.04
  Version table:
 *** 6-16-0ubuntu1.9.04 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     6-15-1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Packages

Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

does this work better with upstream ffox 3.5 builds?

Hi

No, I just checked with the `shiretoko' from "ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa",
and it changed nothing... Well, the bug could be in the plugin itself I
suppose ?! My current version (of the plugin) is 6-15-1. Is there another
source (like a ppa) I could add to install a different version for checking
this?

Jakob

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Alexander Sack <email address hidden> wrote:

> does this work better with upstream ffox 3.5 builds?
>
> --
> karmic beta1: Sun Java plugin does not load
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/440478
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “firefox-3.5” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: firefox-3.5
>
> I installed sun-java6-jdk and sun-java6-plugin. Firefox doesn't load the
> plugin, but shows a light-gray square where the applet should be.
>
> I tried to:
> * rename my ~/.mozilla/firefox directory, so Firefox would use default
> settings
> * Change the plugin via the "manage content plugins" menu option
> * create a symlink to
> /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so in my
> ~/.mozilla/plugins directory
>
> Neither worked.
>
> Perhaps related: I had some weird problem with installing sun-java6-sdk
> after updating my machine to karmic (alpha 5 ath the time) from jaunty; I
> had to manually uninstall the sun-java6-plugin package and THEN run "apt-get
> autoremove" before apt-get could work out the dependencies to install the
> -jdk package.
>
> Any idea how to fix / debug this?
>

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

@ Jakob Lund

This worked for me after I removed the icedtea plugin. Do you have both the Sun and open source version installed?

Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Jakob Lund (jakob-bebop) wrote :

no, just the Sun one

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 10:35 PM, Micah Gersten <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> @ Jakob Lund
>
> This worked for me after I removed the icedtea plugin. Do you have both
> the Sun and open source version installed?
>
> ** Changed in: firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)
> Status: Confirmed => Incomplete
>
> --
> karmic beta1: Sun Java plugin does not load
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/440478
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “firefox-3.5” package in Ubuntu: Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: firefox-3.5
>
> I installed sun-java6-jdk and sun-java6-plugin. Firefox doesn't load the
> plugin, but shows a light-gray square where the applet should be.
>
> I tried to:
> * rename my ~/.mozilla/firefox directory, so Firefox would use default
> settings
> * Change the plugin via the "manage content plugins" menu option
> * create a symlink to
> /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so in my
> ~/.mozilla/plugins directory
>
> Neither worked.
>
> Perhaps related: I had some weird problem with installing sun-java6-sdk
> after updating my machine to karmic (alpha 5 ath the time) from jaunty; I
> had to manually uninstall the sun-java6-plugin package and THEN run "apt-get
> autoremove" before apt-get could work out the dependencies to install the
> -jdk package.
>
> Any idea how to fix / debug this?
>

To make it work with Firefox 3.5+ on Karmic x64 i had to do the following:

- sudo aptitude install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-bin sun-java6-plugin
- sudo aptitude purge openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jre-headless openjdk-6-jre-lib icedtea6-plugin
- mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins && ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.15/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so ~/.mozilla/plugins

Voila.

One thing to note is that the plugin did get loaded in Firefox 3.0.x without this 'fix'. So, I guess the plugin doesn't have the correct symlinks to make it work with 3.5+

Jakob Lund (jakob-bebop) wrote :

I cant' figure out how to work around this --- I tried the symlinking to
~/.mozilla/plugins solution that Bogdan suggested above (only I'm on a 32bit
machine so the path is different), but it doesn't work here.

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 3:49 PM, Bogdan Gribincea <<email address hidden>
> wrote:

> To make it work with Firefox 3.5+ on Karmic x64 i had to do the
> following:
>
> - sudo aptitude install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-bin sun-java6-plugin
> - sudo aptitude purge openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jre-headless
> openjdk-6-jre-lib icedtea6-plugin
> - mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins && ln -s
> /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.15/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
> ~/.mozilla/plugins
>
> Voila.
>
> One thing to note is that the plugin did get loaded in Firefox 3.0.x
> without this 'fix'. So, I guess the plugin doesn't have the correct
> symlinks to make it work with 3.5+
>
> --
> karmic beta1: Sun Java plugin does not load
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/440478
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “firefox-3.5” package in Ubuntu: Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: firefox-3.5
>
> I installed sun-java6-jdk and sun-java6-plugin. Firefox doesn't load the
> plugin, but shows a light-gray square where the applet should be.
>
> I tried to:
> * rename my ~/.mozilla/firefox directory, so Firefox would use default
> settings
> * Change the plugin via the "manage content plugins" menu option
> * create a symlink to
> /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so in my
> ~/.mozilla/plugins directory
>
> Neither worked.
>
> Perhaps related: I had some weird problem with installing sun-java6-sdk
> after updating my machine to karmic (alpha 5 ath the time) from jaunty; I
> had to manually uninstall the sun-java6-plugin package and THEN run "apt-get
> autoremove" before apt-get could work out the dependencies to install the
> -jdk package.
>
> Any idea how to fix / debug this?
>

eld1e6o (eld1e6o) wrote :

In my case, the problem was the plugin sun-java6-plugin, it wasn't insalled automatically, in my computer it started to work after install this package. You can try to solve deleting/renaming (if you have important configurations/history/etc) the folder named .mozilla and opening firefox to generate the folder .mozilla again, then reinstalling the sun-java6-plugin

Greetings.

Peng (pengwg) wrote :

This bug applies to me with two machines (32 bit and 64 bit) upgraded from Jaunty. Both machines had Shiretoko previously installed.
On a 64 bit machine with Karmic freshly installed java just works fine.

Jakob Lund (jakob-bebop) wrote :

This appears to be a problem with apparmor configuration. See the workaround (involves editing config file /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.firefox-3.5 and restarting apparmor) at

https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/454019

Jakob Lund (jakob-bebop) wrote :

Comment #10 is bogus. My edits in the apparmor file only introduced errors.

However, doing a harsh `apt-get purge firefox firefox-3.5` and then a `apt-get install firefox` and then finally `sudo /etc/init.d/apparmor restart` got me the appropriate configuration going. So now I get appletzzz...

Anyway, the last command gives the following output:

 * Reloading AppArmor profiles
Skipping profile in /etc/apparmor.d/disable: usr.bin.firefox-3.5

Does that mean that apparmor is disabled for firefox ?! This seems suboptimal, maybe even a security risk?

My bug 482637 looks like a duplicate of this one. Maybe the files there from apport tell someone something useful?

Confirmed on karmik:

liria@liria:~$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_15"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_15-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 14.1-b02, mixed mode, sharing)

I installed icedtea before java sun. Later on, I installed Java Sun and removed icedtea.
It doesn't work.

I've tried with all navigator available: SeaMonkey, Konqueror, Galeon...
The same.

Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
pider (per-gylterud) wrote :

I removed .mozilla and .java in home dir (took backup) and it suddenly worked, but it is slow in my bank login (about 60 sec).

What do you mean by ''bank login''?

2009/11/28 pider <email address hidden>

> I removed .mozilla and .java in home dir (took backup) and it suddenly
> worked, but it is slow in my bank login (about 60 sec).
>
> --
> karmic beta1: Sun Java plugin does not load
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/440478
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

It didn't work.
Can you please post the following outputs?
$ java -version
$ dpkg -l | grep java

2009/11/28 Álvaro del Olmo <email address hidden>

> What do you mean by ''bank login''?
>
> 2009/11/28 pider <email address hidden>
>
> I removed .mozilla and .java in home dir (took backup) and it suddenly
>> worked, but it is slow in my bank login (about 60 sec).
>>
>> --
>> karmic beta1: Sun Java plugin does not load
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/440478
>> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
>> of the bug.
>>
>
>

on a freshly installed ubuntu machine:

ubik@ubik-laptop:~$ uname -a
Linux ubik-laptop 2.6.31-16-generic #52-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 3 22:00:22 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
ubik@ubik-laptop:~$ firefox -version
Mozilla Firefox 3.5.5, Copyright (c) 1998 - 2009 mozilla.org
ubik@ubik-laptop:~$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_15"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_15-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 14.1-b02, mixed mode, sharing)

ubik@ubik-laptop:~$ dpkg -l | grep java
ii java-common 0.30ubuntu5 Base of all Java packages
ii sun-java6-bin 6-15-1 Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (ar
ii sun-java6-jre 6-15-1 Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (ar
ii sun-java6-plugin 6-15-1 The Java(TM) Plug-in, Java SE 6
ubik@ubik-laptop:~$ dpkg -l | grep firefox
ii firefox 3.5.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1 meta package for the popular mozilla web bro
ii firefox-3.5 3.5.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1 safe and easy web browser from Mozilla
ii firefox-3.5-branding 3.5.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1 Package that ships the firefox branding
ii firefox-3.5-gnome-support 3.5.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1 Support for Gnome in Mozilla Firefox
ii firefox-gnome-support 3.5.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1 meta package pointing to the latest gnome-su

ubik@ubik-laptop:~$ firefox -console
[...]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.15/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so [/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.15/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so: cannot enable executable stack as shared object requires: Operation not permitted]
[...]
Failed to create Java VM

Hai NGUYEN VAN (psaxl) wrote :

It does not even work on the final 9.20 Ubuntu release :(

sunil (chacko-sunil) wrote :
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