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I went to start a Java Web Start application today and was disappointed that it didn't work. The default operation is to open the jnlp file in Firefox, which only causes the dialog to appear again.

I recalled seeing a comment on Gregg's Getting Java blog from Simon Phipps who was having the same problem. The solution is to select "Other..." from the Open with drop down and then browse to /usr/bin/javaws. Also select "Do this automatically for files like this from now on.":

This is already tracked as a defect: Firefox needs a default MIME association for Java Web Start (JNLP).

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Juanjo Thursday, November 27, 2008

    Thank you

    This tip was excellent ...

    Now it works...

  • Edison Suarez Friday, September 18, 2020
    After the Solaris patch CPU Recommendated X86 2020-01, java is upgrade to 211 and javaws is no more:
    The version in the patch upgrade the version to 211:
    myserver#user|/usr/java/bin> java -version
    java version "1.6.0_211"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_211-b11)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 20.211-b11, mixed mode)

    myserver#user/usr/java/bin> ls -lrt java*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 1779 Oct 6 2018 java-rmi.cgi*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 45288 Oct 6 2018 javap*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 45276 Oct 6 2018 javah*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 45260 Oct 6 2018 javadoc*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 45304 Oct 6 2018 javac*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 52048 Oct 6 2018 java*
    myserver#user|/usr/java/bin> pwd

    The issue will be the access to the remote console of ILOM.
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