I’ve noticed for quite some time that java apps haven’t seemed to work on my computer when I try to use them with my browser. Whenever I’ve started most java apps, my entire browser has just frozen and gone completely unresponsive and I’ve been forced to kill and restart it.
I run Debian Linux on just about all my machines so of course I do that on my primary desktop as well. And Iceweasel is my browser.
I’ve not really bothered much about the problem as java applets are a bit of yesterday’s technology and I rarely face anything in java that I need. Until today, when I had to login to a customer’s site and use an applet for some work related to my job. There was no decent way to avoid it (apart from perhaps logging in using another machine/browser or similar), so I decided to bite the bullet and finally fix my issue.
I searched around and I tried uninstalling all openjdk stuff and more. I restarted Iceweasel countless times to no avail.
Finally I stumbled over this post by user “almatic” and voila, it fixed my problem. As I just wasted like an hour on this, I’ll help out to make the world a little better by providing the answer here as well:
open file /etc/sysctl.d/bindv6only.conf and set net.ipv6.bindv6only=0, then restart the procfs with invoke-rc.d procps restart
here are the corresponding bugs
I simply need to have this list somewhere so that I can find out my own add-ons again when I’m running Firefox away from home!
Adblock Plus – since ads are too annoying these days
DownThemAll – because I like to be able to get whole batches of images or similar at times
Fission – just a silly eye-candy thing
Forecastfox – I like weather forecasts!
FoxClocks – helps me keep track of the time my friends around the world have at different moments.
It’s All Text – makes web based editing/posting a more pleasurable experience by allowing me to edit such contents with emacs!
Live HTTP Headers is a must when you want to figure out how to repeat your browser’s actions with a set of curl commands.
Open in Browser allows me to open more stuff within the browser itself, even when the Content-Type is bad.
Right-Click-Link is great when you quickly want to browse to links you find in plain text sections.
Torbutton lets me quickly switch to anonymous browsing.
User Agent Switcher lets me trick stupid server-side scripts into beleiving I use a different browser or even operating system.
What great add-ons did I miss?
(Some nitpickers would say that I don’t run Firefox since I use Debian and then it is called Iceweasel, but while that is entirely true, Iceweasel is still the Firefox source code and the Add-ons are in fact still Firefox Add-ons even if they also run perfectly fine on Iceweasel.)