I scoured thenet looking for a similar problem but have not found one like mine. So here I am hat in hand.
Scenaro- I am tryingto log into chat and the window opens but the chat won't activate. The java console gives me this:
Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06
Using JRE version 1.5.0_06 Java HotSpot Client VM
at Message.getNick(Unknown Source)
at Client.processMessage(Unknown Source)
at Client.onDataReceive(Unknown Source)
at Connection.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
The above is all I get from the console.
Now I cleaned my cache and the zone alarm setting are set to fix a problem like this, i set the site to trustes, etc. etc. I dumped old java versions that seemed to fix other problems like this but it did not work. The java will work at sites like parachat. I can get to the chat site by using a workaround of turning off zonealarm and turning on windows firewall, I will not expose my systm to the internet naked! Why is is this goffy problem occuring. I suspect somethign with zonealarm, the sit worked two weeks ago. Others can still get into the chat site. Needless to say the zonealarm is new (version is 6.5.722 ) and my spouse insists I use this due to the antivirus in the pro version. The site I am trying to get into is here http://www.obscurusbooks.org/chat.html you can use a guest login to test it.
Thanks in advance!