Monday, June 8, 2009

Fedora 10: How To Install and Integrate Sun Java on x64 Systems

In order to instal Flash on 64-bit Fedora 10 linux, here's a quick guidelines on how to install macromedia flash x64 to Firefox under Fedora 10 OS.

Fedora 10: How To Install Flash x64 with Firefox

1. Download Sun Java's Linux x64 bit rpm here.
2. Chmod 700 jre-6u13-linux-x64-rpm.bin
3. ./jre-6u13-linux-x64-rpm.bin

The above now shows the License and Agreement. Press 'q' to proceed and type 'yes' to agree.

4. Issue these commands.

# update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/usr/java/jre1.6.0_12/bin/java" 20000
# update-alternatives --set java /usr/java/jre1.6.0_12/bin/java
# ln -sf /usr/java/jre1.6.0_12/lib/amd64/ /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
# mozilla-plugin-config -g -c -v

5. Restart Firefox and head on here to test your Sun Java's Fedora 10 installation.

6. To verify Mozilla plugin integration, type


from the address bar and confirm that you are seeing lines as shown:

File name:

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-java-vm Java Yes
application/x-java-applet Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Java Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 Java Yes

Works great.


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