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Re: netscape crashes on potato

On Wed, May 26, 1999 at 12:34:34AM +0200, Remco Blaakmeer wrote:
> On Sun, 23 May 1999, Bob Nielsen wrote:
> > On Sat, May 22, 1999 at 11:13:56PM -0400, Greg Stark wrote:
> > > 
> > > So the people who don't see crashes, which version of Netscape are you using?
> > > Do you use java successfully in Netscape? Do you have plugger installed? Do
> > > you have any other plugins installed? Which versions of libc are you using?
> > 
> > I haven't had any problem with navigator versions 4.07 and 4.6, as well
> > as communicator 4.08. I did have a problem with 4.51 crashing, however. 
> > I have used java and plugger.  I think I had libc6 (2.0.x) with 4.07 and
> > have use both 2.0 and 2.1 with 4.08 and 4.6. 
> I have been having the "Netscape crashes with bus error when a window is
> closed" problem for some time now. My system is up-to-date with potato. 
> Last week, I decided to test this problem with every 'navigator-smotif-*'
> package. Every navigator-smotif-* package in slink and potato (that's
> versions 4.06, 4.07, 4.08, 4.5 and 4.6) was affected.
> BTW, this crash happens both when I hit the 'close window' button and when
> I hit the 'Close' option in the 'File' menu. But it doesn't happen every
> time I do this. My impression is that it even has begun to happen less
> often, recently.

I knew that by posting my reply earlier I could force netscape to crash.
It did a little while ago with a signal 11 error.  IIRC, this is usually
a hardware error.  I wonder if it is related to the bus error problem?

potato, kernel 2.2.9, navigator 4.6 (smotif).


Bob Nielsen                 Internet: nielsen@primenet.com
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