so lately Apple has been blocking the java plugin, this is due to some of those crazy java exploits out there. but for those that NEED to have Safari work with the java plugin, here is a little hack that fixes that.
Apple writes out to a file in:
to block minimum java plugin versions. I attempted to use the one provided by Oracle, but still had issues, so to temporary hack is to change the version.
here is a script that does that (must run as sudo):
echo "default is java version: 22.214.171.124"
if [ -n "$1" ]; then
echo "search for: $JPLUGIN_VERSION"
cp XProtect.meta.plist XProtect.meta.plist.bak
sed 's/$JPLUGIN_VERSION/$JPLUGIN_NEW_VERSION/g' XProtect.meta.plist.bak > XProtect.meta.plist
echo "modified to: $JPLUGIN_NEW_VERSION"
$ sudo ./java_version.sh
$ sudo ./java_version.sh 126.96.36.199
In June 2011, I upgraded my macbook pro (MacBook Pro 13″/15″/17″ Unibody with Core 2 Duo “Penryn” and 9400M G chipset (Mid 2009): max, 8GB), with 8GB of RAM. I bought the Corsair RAM (CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7) from newegg.com
At first (running Snow Leopard OS X 10.6), it crashed every once in a while, but I figured that going to OS X Lion (10.7) would fix it. I was wrong. Lion seems to magnify all there is to these crashes. I would get the grey screen of death as well as applications randomly quitting. These issues seem to escalate as I kept updating from 10.7 to 10.7.2
As always, I thought it was the install of my Lion, as I had just updated on top of Snow Leopard, which on forums was said to be a bad practice.
Finally I got sick of my crashes and googled around and found this forum where they mentioned that it was Lion and its finicky-ness with bad memory. I had never thought that the memory would be the issue. here
So the forum member suggested running rember which is basically a os x wrapper over memtest
I started my system in single user boot mode and ran the test. Unfortunately the forum describes the wrong procedure to run the test, I’ve included it below:
- Download rember and put it on the root of your HD
- Start up in single user boot mode (hold down Command-S)
- Navigate to rember (/Rember.app/Contents/Resources)
- Execute memtest with default settings (./memtest)
After removing my 8GB RAM and reinstalling my 2GB standard RAM, it seems to become more stable.