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Strange Java Issue: Java is unavailable or not installed

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Nov 30, 2009 7:47 AM

I running into trouble using Java as a plugin with my browsers - Safari (4.0.4) and Firefox (3.5.5). When I pull up a web page with a Java applet in it in Safari (including Sun's java test page), I get a pop-up that says:

*Java is unavailable*
The page "Title of Page" attempted to load Java Content, but Java is unavailable or not installed.

Firefox displays a blank space where the applet is supposed to be. I want to say this started happening after I upgraded to Java 6, but can't say for sure.

I've done the following w/o resolving this issue:

1. Cleared out the java preferences
2. Cleared our Safari preferences
3. Set Safari to use Rosetta
4. Upgraded Safari to 4.0.4
5. Restarted the computer

Using java -version from the command line, I can see whatever version is configured in my java preferences, but the darn applets won't load. I've even restored defaults to no avail. Java is enabled in both Safari and Firefox.

This is driving me bonkers.

Any ideas?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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