I have been wrestling with this for over a day now. I have a Fedora 20 physical system running Firefox 38.0.5. When I go to the java site to verify my version I get an error saying "The Java plugin has crashed". My version of java is at the latest.

Name        : jre1.8.0_60
Version     : 1.8.0_60
Release     : fcs
Architecture: x86_64

I also have the latest JDK installed:

yum list installed *java*
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Installed Packages
java-1.8.0-openjdk.x86_64                                  :                                     
java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless.x86_64                          1:                                     

And more info here:

java -version
java version "1.8.0_60"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_60-b27)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.60-b23, mixed mode)

The plugin in Firefox shows: (this is from the "about:plugins" in FF)

Java(TM) Plug-in 11.60.2

File: libnpjp2.so
Path: /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libnpjp2.so
Version: 11.60.2
State: Enabled
Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.60.2 for Mozilla browsers

I have done the following:

Removed, re-installed Java. Removed, re-installed FF. Tried different Java versions. Tried Opera.

I am not sure what to try next. Any help is much appreciated.

  • Fedora 20 is no longer maintained. Have you tried upgrading to a supported release? – BRPocock Oct 15 '15 at 17:20
  • That is something I can try but it will have to wait until this weekend. – user53029 Oct 15 '15 at 17:32
  • Updated to FC 22. Still same problem in Firefox. – user53029 Oct 16 '15 at 13:41
  • It is the only site you tested the plugin? – skytux Oct 21 '15 at 4:13

I had the same problem with Kali Linux/Iceweasel. I just updated Java to Version 8/Update 65 and it fixed it. Apparently Update 60 had an issue.

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