B.13 Vibe Applets Are Not Working

The following Novell Vibe applets do not currently work:

You might be having difficulty using applets in Vibe in the following environments:

B.13.1 Applets Are Not Working on a 64-Bit Operating System

Problem: If you are using a 64-bit operating system with a 64-bit version of Firefox (this is the default browser for some Linux 64-bit operating systems), Vibe applets do not work.

You can solve this problem in one of the following ways:

Updating to JRE or Later

On a 64-bit operating system, updating to JRE or later enables the applets to work.

Changing Your Browser to a 32-Bit Version of Firefox

A simple solution to this problem is to run a 32-bit version of Firefox on your 64-bit operating system.

  1. Install a 32-bit version of Firefox.

  2. Install the 32-bit Java browser plug-in into the 32-bit version of Firefox that you installed in Step 1.

    The Vibe applets now work as expected.

Installing a 64-Bit Java Browser Plug-In and Firefox 3.0 or Higher

If you want to keep your 64-bit browser, you can solve the applet problem by installing a 64-bit Java browser plug-in, and a version of Firefox greater than 3.0.

  1. Download and install a 64-bit Java browser plug-in.

    This Java browser plug-in supports only Firefox 3 or higher.

  2. Download and install Firefox 3 or higher.

B.13.2 Applets Are Not Working on Windows with Firefox 3.6 and Later

Problem: After upgrading to Firefox 3.6 or later on a Windows client, Vibe applets no longer work.

To fix this problem:

  1. Update your Java client software to Java version 1.6.0_18 or later.

B.13.3 Applets Are Not Working on Mac OS with Safari

Applets do not work with older versions of Mac OS and Safari.

To fix this problem:

  1. Upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS and the latest version of Safari.