Enabling Java in Linux build of Firefox?

Since I was fed up with how far behind Debian's Iceweasel version of 
Firefox always is and with the fact that some of my favourite extensions 
wouldn't always work entirely correctly with Iceweasel, I finally 
downloaded the Firefox 3.6.12 source and built it.

Now, all of my extensions are working as they should and all is right 
with the world...

....except for one thing: my build of Firefox 3.6.12 isn't recognising the 
Java plugin.

I DO have the latest version of Java for Linux and DO have the symbolic 
link in my Firefox "plugins" directory and HAVE made sure there's nothing 
in my user "plugins" directory to cause any conflict, but no matter what 
I have tried, Java does not show up in "about:plugins" or Tools>Add-
ons>Plugins and (of course) pages with Java content won't work.

Is there something I need to set BEFORE doing the build to enable Java or 
to tell Firefox where to find it?  Is there something else I need to set 
or change AFTER the build?  Both?

I would greatly appreciate any assistance with this, since this is the 
one and only thing that is keeping my build of Firefox 3.6.12 from being 
perfect.

Thanks!
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Kiba
11/22/2010 8:38:01 PM
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Okay.  Got it working!

Had seen many things saying that 3.6 requires Java 6 U10 or better and I 
still couldn't figure out why it wasn't working, since I have Java 6 U22.

Well, it turns out there's a different .so file to link in to the Firefox 
"plugins" directory.  Once I took care of that, Java worked fine.

Here's the page where I finally found the answer that mentioned the other 
file: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/668028

:-)
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Kiba
11/23/2010 4:41:12 AM
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