Re: problem with Firefox Beta 2

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2005 14:01:27 -0700

Alf Eaton wrote:
> On 08 Oct 2005, at 23:03, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> Alf Eaton wrote:
>>> Aha!
>>> I just replaced the JavaEmbeddingPlugin and MRJPlugin bundles in /
>>> Applications/ (v0.9.4+a) with
>>> the earlier version that I had in /Library/Internet Plug-Ins
>>> (v0.9.3) and this time Piggy Bank started up ok.
>>> Then I swapped the 0.9.4+a files back in again and it stopped working.
>>> Not sure if it's a problem with the Java Embedding Plugin or Piggy
>>> Bank, but 0.9.4+a is a nightly build from September 24th: http://
>> Why I don't understand is why I don't have that problem :-/
>> ooooh, wait, try moving your internet plugins into ~/Library/ Internet
>> Plug-Ins instead!
> Nope, it's not that. Firefox actually seems to ignore the user's
> JavaEmbeddingPlugin and MRJPlugin - if they're not in /Applications/
> it's not able to initialise the
> Java VM.

hmmm, fact is that here works just fine.

Anybody else is having issues with PB 2.1.0 and Firefox 1.5b2 on macosx

> It might be relevant that I've had problems with some Java applets
> before, where they just wouldn't load. I never figured out why (they
> worked in Safari, but not in Firefox), but if no-one else has this
> problem then it might be safe to ignore it.

Ok, maybe your java installation on macosx is screwed? did you play with
the symlinks by hand? (I did that in the past and made a mess)

> By the way, I found that v0.9.4 of the plugins didn't work either, only
> v0.9.3.

Stefano Mazzocchi
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
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Received on Sun Oct 09 2005 - 20:56:26 EDT

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