Thursday, May 31, 2012

Enabling Java applets in Chrome on Fedora

To enable running Java applets in Google Chrome under 64-bit Linux (Fedora 17 x86_64) the following steps should get you going.

Install Java Runtime Environment. The version 1.7.0_04 uses the directories specified below. 

# mkdir /opt/google/chrome/plugins

# cd /opt/google/chrome/plugins

and then either

# ln -s /usr/java/default/lib/i386/

for 32-bit version (i586), or

# ln -s /usr/java/default/lib/amd64/

for 64-bit version (x64) of JRE. 

After this, go here to test whether Java applet support is successfully installed in Chrome.


Normand Cyr said...

It worked perfectly. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

There is an easier way, just run:
su -c "yum install icedtea-web"
and then (re)start chrome

Anonymous said...

there is a simpler way, just run:
su -c "yum install icetea-web"
and (re)start chrome