Here’s a common problem:
You have a Linux server and you want to open up the AMM and look at the remote video of one of your IBM blades. You do it and you see a nasty note telling you that you need to download java for this to work. Well, that’s true, but there’s a few more steps you need to do to make it work. Here is what you do:
1. Download java obediently like it says
2. Install Java
If you downloaded this with Firefox on RedHat, then it put it on your desktop:
chmod 755 jre-6*bin
This will then install the RPM for you.
3. Link the plugin to the Firefox plugins
This is done like so:
ln –s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_21/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
(note: your java version may be a later release, so make sure the path exists.
4. Trick Firefox to start as x86_64
Since the plugin is i386, for some reason the x86_64 running version of firefox won’t accept it. No problem. Edit /usr/bin/firefox.
There is a line that looks like this:
Change it to this:
5. Restart Firefox