ugh.. Java, I hate Java. I just barely had to deal with Java a few days ago and I have came to the conclusion, I only like the coffee kind
I had a particular problem making Firefox
recognize Java, so I asked their support forums and one helpful tech guy told me this:
"I suggest uninstalling all your Javas and grabbing the newest one, which actually is Java 7 (there is a gradual rollout of Java 7; Java 6 is still secure and up-to-date if you prefer). The Java test page will lead you back to the download: http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp "
I'm not sure if this is the info you are looking for, but going to version 7 seemed to help my Java problems dramatically.
Edited by Curious Mew, 12 June 2012 - 12:45 AM.