> ** But, that would change just 1 thing: allow Firefox to run java > applets - correct? Or, would it also allow other java-coded apps to run? it is just necessary for applet >> You said that you are running 5.3, any reason why not updating to 5.4? >> (if it is a desktop) > > Just haven't considered it yet. I'll check out what changed, and if it > would be better for me. I'm using 5.4, so maybe what I say is not relevant for you. >> What is the output of: >> yum list java-1.6.0-openjdk* > > [mykolas at sr1220 ~]$ yum list java-1.6.0-openjdk* > Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities > 542 packages excluded due to repository priority protections > Installed Packages > java-1.6.0-openjdk.i386 1:188.8.131.52-0.30.b09.el5 installed > Available Packages > java-1.6.0-openjdk.i386 1:184.108.40.206-1.7.b09.el5 updates You seem to have java installed (but not the latest version of the package) Can you send the output of: $ java -version Since the browser doesn't have the applet plugin, opening the web page above is not relevant: maybe you have java working. Which application do you want to run?