Install Java Plugin on Firefox ,CentOS [Linux]

Steps to manually install java plugin on firefox in CentOS and other Linux Distributions


  • Download JRE from Here
  • Extract the download file (See tutorial for .bin files)
  • Go to ‘plugins‘ directory in mozilla folder (/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins)
cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
  • Create a Symbolic Link to (<JRE>/lib/i386/
ln -s <JRE>/lib/i386/

where <JRE> is path to your extracted JRE directory.

Remove any old symbolic links of java plugins present in plugins directory like

  • Restart Firefox
  • Check if JRE has been properly installed from this Test Page (you can also type about:plugins in address bar and check if Java Plugin is installed)