Missing Plugins Error in Firefox with Oracle Forms Services 11g

At the time of installation Forms services 11g is configured to work with a specific version of java run-time environment. You can find it in your FORMSWEB.CFG file. Following parameter in FORMSWEB.CFG file defines java plugin to be used,

# Parameter related to the version of the Java Plugin
jpi_mimetype=application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_12

Note that forms services is configured with JRE 1.6 update 12.

Each time Firefox tries to load java applet, it looks for java version 1.6.0_12. If your system has other version installed then you get following message,

Additional Plugins are required to display all the media on this page

To resolve this problem either install JRE 1.6 update 12 or edit you FORMSWEB.CFG to omit the java plugin as under

# Parameter related to the version of the Java Plugin
jpi_mimetype=application/x-java-applet

Now as FORMSWEB.CFG do not include any specific version java, Firefox will load java applet with any available java plugin.

Note that, there is no such issue with Internet Explorer.

Update:

Looks like Firefox 12 does not work by omitting version no from formsweb.cfg. Instead you need to provide correct installed version.

For example, If you have jre 1.6.x installed in your system then edit following line as under.

jpi_mimetype=application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6

The above line covers JRE 6 with all update levels.

If still facing problem then provide the exact version of JRE with update level as under.

jpi_mimetype=application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_24

jpi_classid indicates the version of JRE. “clsid:CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0012-ABCDEFFEDCBA” indicates that 1.6.0_12 or any later version can be used.

 

5 thoughts on “Missing Plugins Error in Firefox with Oracle Forms Services 11g”

  1. In Forms 11g Release 2, Formsweb.cfg can be found at following location,

    $MiddlewareHome/user_projects/domains/ClassicDomain/config/fmwconfig/servers/WLS_FORMS/applications/formsapp_11.1.2/config

  2. Change
    jpi_mimetype=application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6
    to
    jpi_mimetype=application/x-java-applet;version=1.6.

    Then it will work.

    It seems that Oracle’s java group isn’t talking to their forms group..

  3. I have installed java 1.7.25, and my forms 11g plugin is not working on either internet explorer or firefox, even above all techniques are tested :(. what should i do?

  4. Hello Shafiq,
    Java 7 is supported for Forms 11g Release 2. Just install any version of java 1.6.

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