For a better Mozilla Suite-Debian integration go to Edit Preferences Advanced / System preferences and mark Use Preferences from System.

The place where Mozilla is installed is

 /usr/lib/mozilla/mozilla-bin/ and /usr/bin/mozilla 

The user's profile is installed in


 (i.e. /home/user/.mozilla/profile_name; where profile_name is the mozilla user's profile name).

The Mozilla start page (for both Mozilla Web-Browser and Mozilla Firefox ) is in



The mozilla plug-in directory is generally


If installing plugins without ["root"] permissions, use


 (i.e. /home/user/.mozilla/plugins )

instead of the plugins subdirectory where Mozilla is installed. You may have to create this directory first.

Mozilla Firefox also uses the same plugins folder.

For a plug-in, you have to install a .so and .xpt file.

You can change the plug-ins to use the system default, going to Edit Preferences Advanced / Plug-in and script and editing it to indicate the folder where the program is.

Type about:plugins in the mozilla address bar to see the plug-ins installed.

See :

Adobe Acrobat

See how to install Adobe Acrobat in your system.

After installation, copy to your Mozilla plugins directory and ensure a copy of acroread is in your ["path"].

Flash player

See ["FlashPlayer"]


On Linux, Mozilla requires ["JRE"] 1.4.2 or later ( plug-in application/x-java-vm). Remember that the ["SDK"] contains the ["JRE"] so you don't need to download both.

Enable Java in Mozilla

If you use Mozilla ["Firefox"], you have Java enabled by default.

In Mozilla Internet Suite, the easiest way in Debian is the package ["?BlackdownJava"] that installs ["Java"] (JRE) and the Java Mozilla plug-ins.

The more difficult ways is to install ["Java"] (if not really installed) and open the java directory.

      cd <Mozilla installation directory>/plugins
   2. In the current directory, create a symbolic link to the JRE ns610-gcc32/ file Type:
      ln -s <["JREinstallationdirectory"]>/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/
          * If Mozilla is installed in this directory:
          * and if the JRE is installed at this directory:
          * Then type at the terminal to go to the browser plug-in directory:
            cd /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins
          * Enter the following command to create a symbolic link to the Java Plug-in for the Mozilla browser.
            ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_04/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32
            / .
   3. Start Mozilla browser or restart it if it is already running. Note that if you have other Mozilla components (ie: Messenger, Composer, etc) running, you will need to restart them as well.
   4. Go to Edit > Preferences. Under Advanced category > Select Enable Java
   5. Restart Mozilla. 

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Mozilla browser supports, at least, ?JavaScript version 1.3

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