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Re: Java/Mozilla - serious failure

On Sun, Aug 04, 2002 at 10:51:41AM +0100, Ben Thompson wrote:
> > >I tried deleting my .mozilla directory but it didn't fix the problem. The
> > >first website I visited with java caused mozilla to quit immediately. It's
> > >just about instant too, so you have no time to try and find out the
> > > problem. I have had to go back to using netscape 4.77 as my main web
> > > browser. This is a shame, cos I was really getting to like mozilla.
> >
> > In that case, I'd remove the link to the java plugin from
> > /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and see if that allows Moz to visit those sites
> > without crashing. Of course the java stuff won't work, but it may
> > provide a clue as to what's happening.
> >
> > Kent
> Yes, I removed the link and mozilla is now stable. As you say, java dosen't 
> work, but at least the browser dosen't crash.

Does the offending web page use the fphover.class applet from
frontpage 97? This will cause JRE 1.3.x to lock up solid on linux and
windows alike. JRE 1.4.x doesn't exhibit this problem. See


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