I have an java applet to use on a daily basis (cisco asdm for pix/asa firewalls).
I run them from mozilla firefox or seamonkey. It used to work fine for years.
Recently the following happens:
I start firefox, open the page which loads in the applet.
Applett runs fine, I exit.
Applet won't run anymore, when I want to start it up again.
I have to clear java cache and firefox cache manually, then restart browser, then it runs once again, but next time it fails again.
The applet code itself haven't changed.
[I--] [ ] dev-java/sun-jre-bin-188.8.131.52 (1.5)
[I--] [ ] dev-java/sun-jre-bin-184.108.40.206 (1.6)
[I--] [ ] virtual/jre-1.6.0 (1.6)
[I--] [ ] dev-java/sun-jdk-220.127.116.11 (1.6)
[I--] [ ] virtual/jdk-1.6.0 (1.6)
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Available Java Virtual Machines:
 sun-jre-bin-1.6 system-vm user-vm
[I--] [ ] www-client/mozilla-firefox-3.0.10 (0)
Created attachment 193616 [details]
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Available Java browser plugins
 sun-jre-bin-1.6-plugin2 current
I've tried usinig sun-jdk-1.6 for system vm instead of sun-jre-bin-1.6 and vica versa, it seems to work the same way.
I'm not sure, but it may relate the upgrade from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124.
I remember it was working fine with 126.96.36.199. But I don't know exactly what has changed first, as firefox keeps upgrading, too.
I've been having this issue since the introduction of plugin2, the only option is to try the old plugin if you're an x86 user. Anyway resolving as upstream.