our threads may be related:
I have been unable to get Safari 6.0.2 to use the newly installed Java 7 U 11 update. It does install fine, but Safari simply won't pick it up.
check a couple of things:
1) run a Terminal, and type
what does it tell you?
2) Safari Preferences: find and make sure Enable Java is checked
3) System->Java preferences - find and enable the Enable Java in browser check box in one of the panes
4) restart Safari
in the boxes, do you see Java is... Missing Plug-in?
(probably yes is my guess)
5) Safari-> Help -> Installed Plug-ins
is anything listed for Java?
If java tells you the right version at the command line, but that last 2 items tell you no java, then I think we are seeing the same problem. It's installed and emabled but Safari doesn't care.
I've been seeing the same thing. And I have three platforms, iMac, MacBook, and MacBook Pro. And all three have the same result. Needless to say I think I've become an expert on doing OS X clean installs (LOL).
@marc265, I will attempt your process and post my results.
However, this is how it went down for me:
- I had cleaned installed the OS and began making sure it was patched through Apple. I then began installing Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEPv12) per my work requirements. It could not execute LiveUpdate because it needed Java. I did a Terminal command and as found, no Java installed. OS X offerred to download and install from Apple. I installed and ran the Terminal command (java -version). It now showed Java 6 installed.
- SEPv12 updated, problem resolved.
- I go to my NAS (WD My Book Live), and I am unable to open directories. Error states Java issue, needs most current version. I check with Apple, and I have most current available (unless I'm unaware of a special link to some download). No updates on App Store. So I go straight to Java. Get teh download 7u11, and execute. It updates and states, "Successful." Reattempted to access directories via Safari located on my NAS, same Java error. I go to Terminal and execute the "java -version" and it state v6!
- I tried the Java test (oracle.com site) and it says Plug-In blocked.
- I verified Safari and Java settings - No go thus far.
- But what is weird is that OS X keeps responding that v6 is installed after I keep reinstalling v7u11.
I hope I didn't loose anyone with my rambling.