java plugin for firefox 64 bit (for logmein,etc.)

Solution 1 (OK !) :  java 6 version 1.8+ 64 bit early access
64 bit early access : (
cd /opt
sudo sh ~/jre-6u18-ea-bin-b01-linux-amd64-20_aug_2009.bin
So you wind up with /opt/jre1.6.0_18
cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
sudo ln -s /opt/jre1.6.0_18/lib/amd64/
(restart firefox)
Tools > add-ons > Plugins > enable the plugin if not enabled

Solution 2 : icedTea (seems to not work on all sites, especially logmein)
(Install of 1.4.1 64 bit java plugin)
The easiest way to download OpenJDK and Icedtead (the plugin) is Applications > Add/Remove > Change the Show box to either “All OpenSource Applications” or “All Available Applications” (The former is also known as Universe and contains free (as in speech) applications, while the latter is also known as Multiverse and contains proprietary appliations.) > Search: Icedtea > click on the boxes next to OpenJDK and Icedtea > apply changes > apply > close.

Solution 3 ??? install java 32 (just for archive) (complete instructions :

  1. Download : -> linux self-extracting ( jre-1_6_0_02-linux-i586.bin)
  2. sudo -i (to install in a system-wide location)
  3. cd For example, cd /usr/java/ (or /opt/java or a home subdir)
  4. Change the permission of the file you downloaded to be executable. Type:
    chmod a+x jre-6u-linux-i586.bin
  5. Verify that you have permission to execute the file. Type:
    ls -l

Make sure the installation file has executable permission

  1. Start the installation process.Type:

This displays a binary license agreement. Read through the agreement. Press the spacebar to display the next page. At the end, enter yes to proceed with the installation.

type YES to agree to the license agreement

  1. Java is installed into its own directory. In this example, it is installed in the /usr/java/jre1.6.0_ directory. When the installation has completed, you will see the word Done.

The installation completes

  1. Java is installed in jre1.6.0_ sub-directory under the current directory. In this case, Java is installed in the /usr/java/jre1.6.0_ directory. Verify that the jre1.6.0_ sub-directory is listed under the current directory. Type:

Verify the installation filename

The installation is now complete. Skip to the Enable and Configure section.

Enable and configure