Access Oracle Apps R12 / 11i from Linux Client (Mozilla Firefox)

In Oracle Applications professional Users can access professional forms via Appletin web browser.  This Form Applet must run with in Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and Oracle bundles its own JVM as Oracle Jinitiator.  This Jinitiator is available only for Windows Client and for Unix/Linux you have to use Java Plug-In. 
   Till Oracle Apps 11i default JVM was Jinitiator but with Oracle Apps R12 default JVM under which form Applet run is J2SE Plug-In. If you are accessing Oracle Applications (11i/R12), Apps will automatically prompt you to install Jinitiator/J2SE Plug-in (If Jinitiator/J2SE is not installed in client machine) but if you are accessing same Oracle Applications from Linux/Unix it does not prompt to install plug-in and you can’t apps forms from Linux client.

 How to access Oracle Apps 11i/R12 professional forms from Linux Client ?
In you to access forms from Linux client, Three steps are installed (You can skip first if Mozilla is installed on your Linux client) —

1. Install Mozilla Browser
2.
Install JRE on client machine (JRE version to install will depend on Server configuration, 
Identify which version of JRE you need on client machine
— For 11i/R12
: Login to server as application o.s. user (applmgr), set environment variable and run grep plugin $CONTEXT_FILE   (If you get output like 1.5.0_13 you need JRE 1.5.0 patchset 13, if its 1.5.0_10 you need 1.5.0 patchset 10; or for 1.4.2_04 you need 1.4.2 patchset 4 )

3. Use JRE installed above on client machine in Browser (Mozilla) Plugin 

1. Install FireFox Mozilla
–Download Mozilla for Linux from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html#en  firefox-2.0.0.7.tar.gz
— “gunzip -d firefox-2.0.0.7.tar.gz” (You will get unzipped file with name as firefox-2.0.0.7.tar)
— Extract tar file as “tar -xvf  firefox-2.0.0.7.tar”
— This will create directory called “firefox” which is under you will see executable called “firefox“; Use this executable to start FireFox on Linux machine.

2. Install JRE on client machine
–Download JRE  5.0 Update 10 (change this as per your server plugin version shown above; I am on 12.0.0 hence 1_5.0.10)   for Linux from http://java.sun.com/products/archive/j2se/5.0_10/index.html  “jre-1_5_0_10-linux-i586-rpm.bin
–“chmod 755 jre-1_5_0_10-linux-i586-rpm.bin”
–./jre-1_5_0_10-linux-i586-rpm.bin  (You will be asked to accept license agreement , click enter and when prompted to accept license enter Yes)
–This will install jre 1.5.10 in linux machine under /usr/java  and plugin is installed under /usr/java/jre1.5.0_10/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

Configure JRE Plug-in in browser
–Go to Mozilla FireFox plug-in directory which is $location_where_you_unziped_firefox_directory/plugins and create soft link like
–ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_10/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so

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101 comments
backscratcher says October 18, 2007

I have installed R12 in my Linux desktop computer. Can I set up Mozilla Firefox in the same desktop (my server)?

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Atul says October 19, 2007

Yes, You can install mozilla firefox in same desktop compuer (server) to access oracle apps R12/12i forms.

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kzraj says December 20, 2007

HI Atul,

I have sucessfully installed R12 on linux AS4 x 64 bit o/s, AMD processor with 1.5gb ram.
i have mozilla firefox installed,when installing the o/s

i am not able to access oracle apps as per you above instruction, i think its for 32bit os.

can you plese guide me throug for linux AS5 x64bit os on AMD processor,
1)url to down load the jre
2)configure the jre

thanks a lot without you website i would not be able to
install R12, you have given me hope.

cheers,
Raj

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Atul says December 20, 2007

Try same steps mentioned to install JRE and let me know in case you hit any issues

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kzraj says December 21, 2007

HI Atul,
i tired and go the following error while starting the
adstrtal.sh – 3 services failed to start logs are below

please advice

Root Service Group Oracle Process Manager for VIS_rap adopmnctl.sh Started
Web Entry Point Services Oracle HTTP Server VIS_rap adapcctl.sh Started
Web Application Services OACORE OC4J Instance VIS_rap adoacorectl.sh Failed
Web Application Services FORMS OC4J Instance VIS_rap adformsctl.sh Failed
Web Application Services OAFM OC4J Instance VIS_rap adoafmctl.sh Failed
Batch Processing Services OracleTNSListenerAPPS_VIS_rap adalnctl.sh Started
Batch Processing Services OracleConcMgrVIS_rap adcmctl.sh Started
Batch Processing Services Oracle ICSM VIS_rap ieoicsm.sh Disabled
Batch Processing Services Oracle Fulfillment Server VIS_rap jtffmctl.sh Started
Other Service Group Disabled
Other Service Group OracleFormsServer-Forms VIS_rap adformsrvctl.sh Disabled
Other Service Group Oracle Metrics Client VIS_rap adfmcctl.sh Disabled
Other Service Group Oracle Metrics Server VIS_rap adfmsctl.sh Disabled
Other Service Group Oracle MWA Service VIS_rap mwactlwrpr.sh Disabled

ServiceControl is exiting with status 3

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Atul says December 22, 2007

KZRaj,
Check oracle apps r12 (12i) startup/shutdown logs at $INST_TOP/apps/$CONTEXT_NAME/logs/ora/10.1.3/opmn/
$INST_TOP/apps/$CONTEXT_NAME/logs/ora/10.1.3 /Apache/error_log

Atul

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kzraj says December 25, 2007

Hi Attul,

mate good news,

on linux 64 bit firefox 2 works with the your technique.

but does not work with firefox 1.5.

hope this will help you readers when they try to connect r12 through linux 64bit, they must have firefox version 2

thanks for the support.
great job

cheers,
Raj

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vijay says March 5, 2008

Hi,

I tried by installing firefox 2.0.0.12 on linux machine,but it couldn’t work for me.
i followed the same steps what was written above.

Regards,
Vijay.

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Abdelrahman says March 15, 2008

i followed this steps on UBUNTU
but there is now news

by da way i asked oracle b4 about how to open the e-business forms from Linux client the anser is its possible to do that

thanks and best regards

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ad709 says May 23, 2008

Is there a distro where i can pre install java & firefox?

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UD says June 6, 2008

Hello,

Would any of you using firefox on linux client to access EBS R12 please share your experience about the problem and how to solve it? Is there any major issue unsolve? I’d question from the management about changing from windows environment to linux. Thx.

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Atul says June 6, 2008

UD,

I doubts if too many people using linux as client at enterprise level (Its suers like you and me using it for trial and test purpose)

As of now only following clients certified to access R12

Windows Vista
Windows 2000
Windows XP (SP2 & SP3)
Macintosh OS X v10.4

I hope you are already aware of following notes
389422.1 Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
405293.1 Oracle Applications Release Notes Release 12 (Desktop Client Certification)

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Un etudiant says June 13, 2008

Hi, I tried the steps above using fedora 9 and mozilla 3 beta 5 but it’s not working. It still said :

no suitable plugins were found.

Unknown plugin (application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.5.0_10)

I wonder if the java plugin was unsuccesfully installed?

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Un etudiant says June 13, 2008

=)) nevermind my previous post. I made a mistake and put the jre under different folder. I can access E-Business Suite R12 now using my linux laptop. Thx

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kvedanth says June 18, 2008

Atul,

How about the windows machines?

Cheers
Kumar

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UD says June 18, 2008

Hi Atul,

Yes I’m aware of those links in metalink but I just got that question though I already said that for now Oracle hasn’t certify using Linux client to access E-Biz. Apparently I think they just want to satisfy their curiousity since there’s an IT guy that boasting about what can he did with Linux all the time (Not that I’m against Linux cause I used it too, it’s just it didn’t certified yet and when the trouble comes where would they go?).

BTW, for kvedanth, tt’s already in the metalink, check the metalink’s number Atul wrote when he replied my post.

Thx

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Heman says June 18, 2008

Hi Atul,

Just installed Firefox 3.0, and tried following your steps. I do not know how to build the softlink for the plugins for Firefox.

Can you help?

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Atul says June 18, 2008

Heman, Step to create soft link is mentioned in post, here it comes again

$location_where_you_unziped_firefox_directory/plugins and create soft link like

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_10/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so

ln -s

(ln is for link and s denote that this is soft link)

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Marcos Rayas says June 22, 2008

I tried the instructions and it did not work with firefox 2.0 and jre 1.5. It is trying to run javascript page. I also get an untitled tab adn can’t find file /usr/java/jre1.5.0_10/plugin/i…
I also installed metalink patches 5397653 and 4554133.
This did not work either.

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UD says June 23, 2008

Marcos, check whether you have created the right soft link.

BTW, my experience was you cannot access Apps R12.0.4 using JRE 5 update 10 because Apps R12.0.4 use JRE 5 update 13. I tested with my windows laptop and the system requested to install JRE 5 update 13. I tried to install JRE 6 update 6 in my linux laptop and it caused my firefox browser closed everytime I tried to open it. Anyone has the solution? thx

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UD says June 23, 2008

Ok, I got the answer. Install JRE 5 update 13 for R12.0.4 because all other version won’t work.

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Atul says June 23, 2008

Guys you have to use same version of jre as on server. If on server in appsweb_SID_hostname.cfg its JRE 5 update 13 then you have to download jre 1.5.13 on desktop and link it to that.

I’ll check on my server and update this document accordingly.

Atul

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Marcos Rayas says June 23, 2008

I think I have created the Link properly.
I did not think i was on the client but on the server.
Just to make sure I am clear.
I loaded Enterprise Linux 4 update 4. I installed 11i single node on top of this.From GNOME interface I log in as oracle unix user. Then I run firefox Icon in GNOME.
I then get to GNOME and and log into EBS using sysadmin. Then I go to User-Define. I used to get error saying I additonal plugs were required.
I followed blog instructions and installed 1 metalink patch. The other patch failed to install all the way.

Now when I go to User-Define. I get no message and nothing happens.

Thanks for your help.

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UD says June 23, 2008

Marcos, what version of 11i and jinitiator did you installed?

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Marcos Rayas says June 25, 2008

I am using 11.5.10.2. I am not using jinitator on firefox. I am using java plugings from JRE 5.0 Update 10.

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UD says June 25, 2008

Marcos,

Sorry, I forgot that you’re using Linux and not Windows 😛

need to look up which jinitiator for Apps 11.5.10.2 equals to JRE.

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raj says June 26, 2008

opps….i did it again

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rugbyhob says July 5, 2008

Hi Atul,
I have installed Ebusiness Suite R11i(11.5.10.2) on Enterprise Linux 4
using Vmware on my Window XP Laptop.when i try to login as ‘sysadmin’ using IE from my laptop i get the Error “Insufficent Priviliges”. any help will be highly appreciated
thanks and regards
arun

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rugbyhob says July 5, 2008

Hi Atul,
when i try to login from my windows xp laptop ,the exact error message iam getting is’Error: You have insufficient privileges for the current Operation.’ but i could able to access the instance from linux(virtual machine).but i am unable to access it from my desktop using IE or firfox.
Thanks for your time and help
arun

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rugbyhob says July 5, 2008

The exact error message iam getting is ” Error: You have insufficient privileges for the current Operation”. but i am able to access the instance from Linux(virtual machine). but iam unable to log in from my desktop using IE or firefox.
any inputs will be highly appreciated
Cheers
Arun

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snaik44 says September 16, 2008

When I installed /usr/java/jre1.5.0_10
./jre-1_5_0_10-linux-amd64-rpm.bin

it never generated file directory as
/usr/java/jre1.5.0_10/plugin , so I am not sure what I am doing correct or not ..
Thanks
Sanjay

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snaik44 says September 16, 2008

second question Oracle provides
-rwxr-xr-x 1 applmgr dba 103432 Jun 28 2006 libjavaplugin_oji.so
[applmgr@k52950n5 ns7]$ pwd
/opt/apps/VIS/apps/apps_st/comn/util/jdk/jre/plugin/i386/ns7
[applmgr@k52950n5 ns7]$
why not we create softlink using this one ?

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snaik44 says September 16, 2008

I am setting

ln -s /home/applmgr/SDK/jdk/jre/plugin/i386/ns7
/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so

what when I click to open form I get dialog box from firefox saying checking for avaialble plugin but but never stops .. it continues

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Atul says September 16, 2008

Snaik,
You have to use JRE version same as defined in CONTEXT files in apps 11i/r12 server(check post again, I updated this today)

– For 11i/R12 : Login to server as application o.s. user (applmgr), set environment variable and run grep plugin $CONTEXT_FILE (If you get output like 1.5.0_13 you need JRE 1.5.0 patchset 13, if its 1.5.0_10 you need 1.5.0 patchset 10; or for 1.4.2_04 you need 1.4.2 patchset 4 )

Check in which diretory you installed JRE and create soft link accordingly

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snaik44 says September 17, 2008

Anil
I agree with u about about JRE version ( I am using 10 only ) but my problem is follows
When I installed /usr/java/jre1.5.0_10
./jre-1_5_0_10-linux-amd64-rpm.bin

it never generated file directory as
/usr/java/jre1.5.0_10/plugin , so I am not sure what I am doing correct or not ..
Following are directories generated by installing above JRE.

applmgr@k52950n5 bjre1.5.0_10]$ ls
bin COPYRIGHT LICENSE README Welcome.html
CHANGES lib man THIRDPARTYLICENSEREADME.txt
[applmgr@k52950n5 bjre1.5.0_10]$

Thanks
Sanjay

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Atul says September 17, 2008

So problem is that you don’t see

/usr/java/jre1.5.0_10/plugin

Is there any diectory like /usr/java/jre1.5.0_10

If you don’t see plugin directory I am suspecting that JRE got installed in some other directory search for plugin directory from root

cd /
find . -name plugin

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opsdba says September 24, 2008

Hi Atul,

Thanks for your help, but whatever I try install JRE
I just could find the /usr/java/plugin directory.
#find . -name plugin as follow:

./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/apps_st/comn/util/jdk/demo/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/apps_st/comn/util/jdk/jre/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/apps_st/comn/clone/jre/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/apps_st/comn/j
ava/classes/oracle/apps/frm/publisher/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/inventory
/filemap/j2ee/home/default-web-app/examples/jsp/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/inventory/filemap/jdk/demo/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/inventory/filemap/jdk/jre/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/inventory/filemap/jre/1.4.2/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/j2ee
/home/default-web-app/examples/jsp/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/jdk/demo/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/jdk/jre/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/jre/1.4.2/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/jdk.142_06/demo/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/jdk.142_06/jre/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/i
nventory/filemap/j2ee/home/default-web-app/examples/jsp/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/inventory/filemap/jdk/jre/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/inventory/filemap/jre/1.4.2/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.
1.3/j2ee/home/default-web-app/examples/jsp/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/jdk/jre/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/appsutil/jdk/demo/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/appsutil/jdk/jre/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/jre/1.4.2/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/db/tech_st/10.2.0/jdk/demo/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/db/tech_st/10.2.0/jdk/jre/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/db/tech_st/10.2.0/appsutil/clone/jre/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/db/tech_st/10.2.0/appsutil/jre/plugin
./media/disk/oracle/VIS/db/tech_st/10.2.0/jre/1.4.2/plugin
./usr/share/vim/vim70/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/apps_st/comn/util/jdk/demo/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/apps_st/comn/util/jdk/jre/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/apps_st/comn/clone/jre/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/apps_st/comn/

java/classes/oracle/apps/frm/publisher/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/in
ventory/filemap/j2ee/home/default-web-app/examples/jsp/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/inventory/filemap/jdk/demo/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/inventory/filemap/jdk/jre/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/inventory/filemap/jre/1.4.2/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/j2ee/home
/default-web-app/examples/jsp/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/jdk/demo/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/jdk/jre/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/jre/1.4.2/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/jdk.142_06/demo/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/jdk.142_06/jre/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/inventory/file
map/j2ee/home/default-web-app/examples/jsp/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/inventory/filemap/jdk/jre/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/inventory/filemap/jre/1.4.2/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/j

2ee/home/default-web-app/examples/jsp/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/jdk/jre/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/appsutil/jdk/demo/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/appsutil/jdk/jre/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/jre/1.4.2/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/db/tech_st/10.2.0/jdk/demo/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/db/tech_st/10.2.0/jdk/jre/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/db/tech_st/10.2.0/appsutil/clone/jre/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/db/tech_st/10.2.0/appsutil/jre/plugin
./u01/oracle/VIS/db/tech_st/10.2.0/jre/1.4.2/plugin

please help how I can install the plugin correctly.

Thanks.

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Atul says September 25, 2008

I don’t think JRE installed successfully on linux.

Update steps you used to install JRE including download link

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opsdba says September 25, 2008

Remove the old symbolic link

1. Open new Terminal window
2. Go to the plugins sub-directory under the
Mozilla installation directory
cd /plugins
3. In the current directory, remove a symbolic link to the JRE ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so file. Type:
rm libjavaplugin_oji.so

after that following your steps in this post.

Is this right?

Thanks,

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Hamayun says November 6, 2008

Hi Atul,

I was looking for a solution and found it from this site and followed step by step.

Thanks for this great job.

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Jigisha says November 18, 2008

Hi Atul,

I am also running into same situation of forms on redhat machine. I am trying to follow your steps.
Can you please help me getting URL to download jre 1.5.13?

Thanks,
Jigisha

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Cèsar says November 19, 2008

Hi Atul

My problem is when you get up the services of EBS, generates these errors.

500 Internal Server Error
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError at oracle.apps.fnd.sso.AppsLoginRedirect.AppsSetting(AppsLoginRedirect.java:120) at oracle.apps.fnd.sso.AppsLoginRedirect.init(AppsLoginRedirect.java:161) at com.evermind[Oracle Containers for J2EE 10g (10.1.3.0.0) ].server.http.HttpApplication.loadServlet(HttpApplication.java:2231) at com.evermind[Oracle Containers for J2EE 10g (10.1.3.0.0) ].server.http.HttpApplication.findServlet(HttpApplication.java:4617) at com.evermind[Oracle Containers for J2EE 10g (10.1.3.0.0) ].server.http.HttpApplication.findServlet(HttpApplication.java:4541) at com.evermind[Oracle Containers for J2EE 10g (10.1.3.0.0) ].server.http.HttpApplication.getRequestDispatcher(HttpApplication.java:2821) at com.evermind[Oracle Containers for J2EE 10g (10.1.3.0.0) ].server.http.HttpRequestHandler.doProcessRequest(HttpRequestHandler.java:740) at com.evermind[Oracle Containers for J2EE 10g (10.1.3.0.0) ].server.http.HttpRequestHandler.processRequest(HttpRequestHandler.java:451) at com.evermind[Oracle Containers for J2EE 10g (10.1.3.0.0) ].server.http.AJPRequestHandler.run(AJPRequestHandler.java:299) at com.evermind[Oracle Containers for J2EE 10g (10.1.3.0.0) ].server.http.AJPRequestHandler.run(AJPRequestHandler.java:187) at oracle.oc4j.network.ServerSocketReadHandler$SafeRunnable.run(ServerSocketReadHandler.java:260) at com.evermind[Oracle Containers for J2EE 10g (10.1.3.0.0) ].util.ReleasableResourcePooledExecutor$MyWorker.run(ReleasableResourcePooledExecutor.java:303) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)

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Atul Kumar says November 19, 2008

Cesar,
Is your DB tier and Apps tier on different machines ? If yes check metalink note 430873.1 Rapid Install Does not Use DB Tier Domain Name Instead used Apps Tier’s

Is this issue just after installation if yes was installation successful ?

Did this ever work ?

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Cèsar says November 20, 2008

Hi Atul

Thank you very much for your reply soon, the installation was successful, I was able to navigate within the application, but under the services, but again I lift me when I come wing mark application errors that previously send.

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danielm says November 30, 2008

Atul,
It’s working great for me. However if I compare navigation from a Windows XP it seems slightly slower. Any feedback from users would be welcome. The fonts look a little coarse too.
Daniel

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UD says December 16, 2008

Hello all,

This is just for the adventurous people. I’d just installed Ubuntu 8.10 – Intrepid Ibex in my laptop because a co-worker force me to use it to access Oracle E-Business Suite :)) then I tried to access Oracle E-Business Suite from it.

Basically it’s the same as Atul wrote. I had tried to use fedora core 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 using the steps he gave and it worked.

Here are the steps for Ubuntu:
Oracle Apps : 12.0.5 or 12.0.6

JRE needed : 1.5.0_13
JRE version varied depends on your Oracle Apps. You can try to connect using firefox first to know JRE needed for your machine. You can download JRE 1.5.0_13 from Sun in http://java.sun.com/products/archive/j2se/5.0_13/index
.html and choose JRE then download the bin file. You may download rpm.bin file but then you need to convert it to .deb file because Ubuntu doesn’t use rpm package.

1. Change to root
$ su ( google to find steps on how to enable root in Ubuntu, it’s easy)

2. Copy JRE 1.5.0_13 from your download folder to /opt (I use opt for my JRE installation)
# cp {download folder of your JRE 1.5.0_13) /opt

3. Extract JRE 1.5.0_13 in /opt
# ./JRE 1.5.0_13.bin
this process will create jre1.5.0.13 folder in /opt

4. Change to /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins to create soft link
# cd /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins

5. Create soft link
# ln -s /opt/jre1.5.0_13/plugin/i386/ns7/libj

avaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so

Done. Try to open Oracle Apps and it should work.

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Jose Luis Barra says March 5, 2009

Hi
Thanks a lot for all your help
I’m using Debian. I followed all the steps and i arrived to the goal!
It’s working

Congratulations from Chile

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yogesh says March 26, 2009

Hi, I installed R12 on Linux Enterprise 5 Dell Server. I am not able to access the home page from other computers on my home network. When I type in IP 192.168.1.3:8000 from client desktop, I can see page come up and tries to forward it to myhost.mydomain/.. and page cannot be found.

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Atul Kumar says March 26, 2009

Hi, Please add below line in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file on your client desktop. If this is vista check here http://onlineappsdba.com/index.php/2008/05/11/change-hosts-file-in-windows-vista/ on how to edit hosts file

192.168.1.3 myhost.mydomain myhost

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yogesh says March 26, 2009

I found the answer, I needed to host definition on hosts file in Windows dir.

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yogesh says March 26, 2009

Sorry, didn’t refresh my screen and didn’t see your earlier comment.

Thanks for your help anyways. Next I am looking to remove FRM-92101 error on client.

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Khalil Mir says April 27, 2009

Dear,
I am not getting tar.gz file , it download tar.tar file what should I do, please reply

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gstanden says May 10, 2009

Great post! Would have been lost without it! This can also be done the “other way round” and it works also. I installed Sun 1.6.0_13 from Canonical repository on my Ubuntu laptop client. Then update context on application tier to appropriate “sun_plugin” values in AutoConfig page of OAM. Make the link on the client to mozilla plugins. Bounce the application tier after AutoConfig yada yada yada. Works great.

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Jimmy says May 21, 2009

Hi Atul,

Hi, I tried the steps above using Red Hat 5 update 2 and mozilla 3.0.10 but it’s not working. It still said :

no suitable plugins were found.

Unknown plugin (application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.5.0_10)

Please advice..

Thank you

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Jimmy says May 21, 2009

Sorry,

the error message is :

no suitable plugins were found.

Unknown plugin (application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.5.0_13)

Thank you

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Jimmy says May 21, 2009

hi Atul,

Sorry, the error message is :

no suitable plugins were found.

Unknown plugin (application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.5.0_13)

thank you

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Asep Chuby says May 21, 2009

Hi, I tried the steps above using Red HAT 5 Update 2 and mozilla 3.0.10 but it’s not working. It still said :

no suitable plugins were found.

Unknown plugin (application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.5.0_13)

What should I Do..?

Please Advice…

Thanks….

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Haresh says June 5, 2009

Hi Atul,
I have installed R11i(11.5.10.2) on OEL5 Server on desktop computer.Can I access oracle apps R11i(11.5.10.2) forms through Mozilla Firefox in the same desktop? Mozilla Firefox version is 3.0.5.When I access forms through Mozilla Firefox it’s pop up a message”no suitable plugins were found.
Unknown plugin (application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.4.0_13)”

Plase Advice me what should I do?

Regards,
Haresh

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farhan20 says September 9, 2009

Hi Atul,

I am able to access 11i forms on Linux Server using firefox as per the steps mentioned.

I have another server running R12 on OEL/RHEL 5. I am unable to access R12 application there using same procedure. Is there any other way to access R12 forms using forefoc. Firefox version that i have is 3.5.2.

Regards,
Farhan S | Oracle Apps DBA

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UD says September 10, 2009

Hello,

Just want to inform you all that you BETTER NOT use firefox when using web form in R12. I’d tried in several instance and almost didn’t work so stick to Internet Explorer.

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konst_vm says October 6, 2009

Hi All,
I’m try this solution for R12.1 on SUSE Linux 9.3 + Firefox 2.0.0.20 + JRE 1.6.

Firefox plugin directory should be:
mkdir -p /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/

Create symlink:
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_12/ plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/firefox/ plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

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mkehinde says November 18, 2009

Thanks your instructions I have managed to access forms applications via a Linux client

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khalil says February 2, 2010

Dear Mr. Atul,
I just configure Ubuntu 9.10 on my system & I want to access apps 11i on it, i did above defined procedure but not success.
Kindly help me.

JRE version to installedon Server is 1.4.2_04 .

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mmu says March 2, 2010

Hi Atul,

I am new to apps world , I recently Installed R12.1.1 Vision on Linux 5.3 , I am unable to access forms applets, as forms applets run on Desktop pcs(likw windows), but how could i access it on Linux machine, i have following java on my machine.

# java -version
java version “1.4.2”
gij (GNU libgcj) version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-44)
=========================

but in context file it is showing 1.6.0_07 , so shall i need to install this new version or any other solution, can i user other third party tools like “WINE”(which runs .exe’s ) , if i need to install 1.6.0_07 then where can i get that, its not there in java.com, please guide

Regards

MMU

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Atul Kumar says March 3, 2010

@ khalil,
JRE version on server should match 1.4.2_04 with output of “grep plugin $CONTEXT_FILE” so if output is 1.6.0_07 then install JRE 1.6.0_07 on Linux/Unix machine and then create softlink in firefox ditrectory as

ln -s /usr/java/[jre_version_in_context_file]/ plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so

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Atul Kumar says March 3, 2010

@ MMU,
Yes you should install JRE 1.6.0_07 on Linux/Unix machine and then create softlink in firefox ditrectory as

ln -s /usr/java/[jre_version_in_context_file]/ plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so

Where to download JRE 1.6.0_07 ?

https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_Developer-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=jre-6u7-oth-JPR@CDS-CDS_Developer

Google on “download jre 1.6.0_07 linux”

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Khan says April 21, 2010

Hi Atul.
Your articles are very knowledgeable and helpful in resolving issues.
I have installed R12 on 64 bit intell machine but stucked with plugins. The # grep plugin $context_file gives 1.6.0_07. I downloaded jre1-1.6.0_07 and installed it but this version does not have any plugin fodder.I also changed 1.6.0_07 to 1.5.0_10 in $context_file and ran autoconfig, but after that i was unable to bring login page in firefox.

Can you please guide where to get plugins for java 6u7 or how to solve it

Regards

Khan

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sg_mac says June 1, 2010

Sir,

My question is i am having Red hat 5 Linux (64 bit), Can i install Oracle Apps 11i (32 bit). Any work around need to be done or not.

Sumit Ghosh

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Atul Kumar says June 1, 2010

@ Sumit,
I couldn’t find this in certification list, But I know that it works. I am running similar configuration i.e. 11i (32 bit) on Red Hat 5 (64 bit). Try this and update in case of any issues (Just beware of GCC version) or check this post

http://onlineappsdba.com/index.php/2007/10/31/install-oracle-11i-115102-on-linux/

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Vishwamber Shetty says August 29, 2010

I am not able to use Oracle apps in either Mozilla or ie8 but i am able to use it in ie6.
Problem is whenever I restart my system ie7 gets reinstalled i need to uninstall it to be able to work again.
Please some one can help

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Vishwamber Shetty says August 29, 2010

Sorry forgot to tell I am using XP

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Atul Kumar says August 29, 2010

@ Vishwamber,
When you say you are unable to use ie8 then what is issue ? Is it while opening forms or even html pages ?

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pavanveeresh says September 19, 2010

Hi Atul,

I have recently installed R12 – 12.1.1 on RHEL 5 update 3

I am unable to open forms in mozilla after plugins has been linked

Jre – 1.6.07

please let me know that R12 supports linux desktop client

Thanks
pavan

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Atul Kumar says September 21, 2010

@ Pavan,
Certification wise I can see only windows and mac as certified clients for Apps R12 however I know Apps R12 forms wook on Linux (I am using them).

Download same version of JRE on your linux machine (for yur mozilla browser) as mentioned in R12 server in appsweb******.cfg and then try.

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Saeed says February 23, 2011

hi Atul,
em tried my best to access R12.1.1(EBS) from firefox but not succeeded.
i performed following steps:
1 – downloaded firefox3.0.tar.bz2
2 – downloaded jre-6u7-linux-i586-rpm.bin
3 – tar -xvjf firefox3.0.taz.bz2
4 – chmod 755 jre-6u7-linux-i586-rpm.bin
5- ./jre-6u7-linux-i586-rpm.bin
6 – cd /firefox/plugins/
7 – ln -s /usr/java/jre1.0.6_07/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oij.so ./libjavaplugin_oij.so
after performing all these steps when i tried to access forms of EBS from Firefox; firefox shows this message

“In order to access this application, you must install the J2SE Plugin version 1.6.0_07 on your client and NPX_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable is set before starting Netscape. To install this plugin, click here to download the oaj2se.exe executable. Once the download is complete, double-click the oaj2se.exe file to install the plugin. You will be prompted to restart your browser when the installation is complete.”

please help me out how i access EBS from firefox????

Thank You

Saeed

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Joy says May 11, 2011

Hi Atul,

I was going through your Web Site… Really Good!!!

I have installed R12 and trying to access Front End from Linux(OEL.4 Update 5). My question is whenexecute this command it gives me the output “grep plugin $CONTEXT_FILE” —

1.6.0_07 — It means I need to install JRE 1.6.0 patchset 07, but unable to get JRE 1.6.0 patchset 07 … Could you please help me…Thanks…Joy

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Joy says May 15, 2011

Hi Atul,

While executing firefox, getting the following error…Please let me know how to fix it…

[root@linux1 firefox]# ./firefox
./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libpangocairo-1.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Thanks.
-Joy.

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Unable to create symbolic link between firefox-3.6.18 and java-1.6.0_20 says July 4, 2011

[…] to have compatible java at client end and this can be found out from Oracle Server. using this link http://onlineappsdba.com/index.php/2…zilla-firefox/ ********************************************************* Identify which version of JRE you need on […]

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myxlncy says July 6, 2011

Dear All,

I did the following steps and I can now successfully open OAPPS forms in Linux.

I installed Linux 5 and then Apps R12.1.1 but did not install the mozilla seperately. Rather I used the defualt moziall which gets installed with linux…..

Steps I did:

1.Checked my Java Plugin version from $CONTEXT_FILE

[applmgr@jeddah ~]$ grep plugin $CONTEXT_FILE

1.6.0_07
jdk

2.Downloaded exactly the same version of PLUGIN as Atul have been suggested above.

Link to downlaod:
http://java.sun.com/products/archive/j2se/6u7/index.html

— Under the heading JDK 6u7 includes the JVM technology.. Click on “Download JRE” for J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE)
— Select your specific PLATFORM (Linux as I did)

— This will take you to the available files
— Click on “jdk-6u7-linux-i586-rpm.bin” to install on your machine

3. WinSCP it to your linux at some location

4. Change the file permission.
”chmod 755 jdk-6u7-linux-i586-rpm.bin”

5. Execute this file as:

[root@jeddah ~]#./jdk-6u7-linux-i586-rpm.bin (You will be asked to accept license agreement , click enter and when prompted to accept license enter Yes)

–This will install jre 1.6.0_07 in linux machine under /usr/java and plugin is installed under
/usr/java/jre1.6.0_07/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

6. Configure JRE Plug-in in browser
–Go to the DEFAULT Mozilla FireFox plug-in directory which is
[root@jeddah ~]# cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

Creating softllink:
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_07/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so

THAT’s ALL.

Now, open a fresh Firefox window and login to access your FORMS…. HAVE FUN!!

regards
MD Aijaz

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useryem says August 31, 2011

How do I set the environment to check the Context file as I have tried to run this all night without result.
I have installed jre1.6.0_07 but I cannot open forms yet. Maybe I am using the wrong version. Please help. R12.1.1 Oracle Linux 5.6

Many thanks

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Atul Kumar says September 5, 2011

@ useryem,
Environment files are under $APPL_TOP/APPS[SID]_[hostname.env]

Where appl_top is under $ORACLE_BASE/appl_st/appl (This location could change from instance to instance)

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yem says September 28, 2011

Hi Atul,
I do not what to do to find the version of the JRE.
I have completed my installation and it 12.1.1
Please if anybody knows what version of JRE to download in order to open the forms please let me know.

Thanks

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ms says October 5, 2011

Atul,

I completed inatlling R12.1.1 on my Desktop with VMware Player. It works fines as long as my
Desktop is connected to my home network. But if I am not on my home network the instance will not work.

How can I work with my R12.1.1 as a standalone with relying on a network connection.

Thanks,
ms

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ms says October 5, 2011

Hi Atul,

I have install R12.1.1 on my Desktop and it works fine. But when I disconnected from my home network I can not bring the instance up.

I was going to R12.1.1 but I do not know how I can install ebs without depending on a network connection like my home newtork.

Thanks,
MS

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Atul Kumar says October 6, 2011

ms,
Install it on local loop back adapter 127.0.0.1 or use static IP.

To install on local loop back adapter in hosts file add

127.0.0.1 .

as first entry

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rsrini says October 13, 2011

Atul:
I am facing problem in Windows XP. Env is apps ERP 11.5.10 CU2. database 10g. I am able to launch Forms from IE v7.x. Whereas from FireFox ver 3.6.x, it does not. Can you please help?
Thanks
Srini

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manny says November 4, 2011

Hi Atul,

I have install on my XP machine VMware running R12.1.1 on oel 5.5.
I get a login on the Linux but from the XP client side I can not get a login.

Can you tell me, what I am doing wrong??

Thank you, for your help.

MS

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Atul Kumar says November 4, 2011

@ Manny

When you say from the XP client side I can not get a login – Do you get login window and you can’t login after typing username/password or you don’t see even login page

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Manny says November 4, 2011

Hi Atul,

Sorry, I meant to say the Firefox from XP host fail to connect to the Guest oel 5.5 running R12.1.1.

But on the Guest I do get a Login to R12.1.1 and I am able to login as operations user.

Not able to connect from the XP host to the R12.1.1 instant.

I can ping the VMware Network Adapter UMnet8 on the host (192.168.153.1).
And I can ping 192.168.153.1 on the Guest (R12.1.1/OEL 5.5).

Not sure how to connect HOST to GUEST????

Thank you so much for getting back so quickly — I have been struggling with this install for sometime.

But I would not reach this point with your site—thank you so much for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Manny

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Atul Kumar says November 5, 2011

@ Manny,
Good, next step to check is IP on which web server (OHS of R12) is listening .

What was entry in /etc/hosts on linux when r12 was installed ?

On Linux run

netstat -an | grep 8000

(Here 8000 is port of web server configured with default pool 0)

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Manny says November 9, 2011

Atul,

Sorry, I have not got back to you sooner but since that last posting I blew up my instance on my laptop.

I am in the process of re-installing ebsR12.
Here are some things that I have experience my many past installs:

1. My laptop runs super slow even though I have 4gb of memory.
I set the memory on the VMware Player at 3gb. Does that make since??
2. My install always ends on a JSP error
3. But after starting with adstratal.sh – can get to a login on the ebs r12 guest
4. I can not login from the host machine.
5. Here is my hardware:
INSPIRON E1405 (Intel core 2) (memory 3.1GB)
WD 1T usb drive
Internal drive 500GB
Software:
Host Windows/XP
Guest Linux 5.5
WMware Player 3.1

Atul I will keep you posted on the events my re-install.

Thank you, in advance for your help.
Regards,
Manny

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Manny says November 10, 2011

Hi Atul,

Install r12.1.1 IN VMware LINUX GUEST.
Do you need to install VMware Tools?

And is it install on the host and guest side.
can you give me an axample??

Thanks,
Manny

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Atul Kumar says November 13, 2011

@ Manny,
You install vmware tools from vmware console . Check vmware documentation for more information

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siva says November 22, 2011

i am unable to open the forms.for that i following the above procedure.i am install new fire fox in redhat linux 4, but i didn’t get the plugin folder in the firefox directroy.i am unable to create a softlink in ther plugins directory.please help me.

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useryem says November 24, 2011

[nick@kingstech appl]$ grep plugin $CONTEXT_FILE

1.6.0_07
jdk

Please could you confirm if I need Jre or JDK?

Many thanks

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useryem says November 24, 2011

[nick@kingstech appl]$ grep plugin $CONTEXT_FILE

1.6.0_07
jdk

Please confirm if I need Jdk or Jre plugin

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goutham says September 18, 2012

Hi Atul
thanks for the document.i could access oracle forms in R12.1.1 on Linux host with Firefox browser.

thank you

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domain register says September 29, 2012

This is a topic which is close to my heart.
.. Take care! Exactly where are your contact details though?

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jhoms says May 20, 2014

hi atul: i’m following your blog,does ubuntu ver 12 work to EBS r12?

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abhishek says October 12, 2014

hi Atul
i have successfully install r12 on vmware oel 5.0.(32bit)and able to open application in firefox on linux…but not able to open any forms.got yellow strip on above the browser and its say install plugins…i have done all the activity which you have given..but no luck.and also please provide me the step how i can open r12 from windows internet explorer ..even on widows my linux ip is properly pinging from cmd prompt

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shabbar says June 16, 2016

i have installed Oracle R12 Application on my machine but when i open form by login into the system i am getting an error: In order to access this application, you must install the J2SE Plugin version 1.6.0_07. To install this plugin, click here to download the oaj2se.exe executable. Once the download is complete, double-click the oaj2se.exe file to install the plugin. You will be prompted to restart your browser when the installation is complete.

Even after installing the suggested Java version forms are not opening.
I have removed all versions of java and installed the suggested version still no luck.
I have tried IE11, Chrome, Mozilla but it is not working.
Any help on this will be worth.

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