|Summary:||netscape won't run on sun4c|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||mackbw|
|Component:||netscape||Assignee:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Status:||CLOSED DEFERRED||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.0||CC:||davem, mackbw, rvokal, scohen|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1999-08-24 16:38:46 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description mackbw 1999-06-16 22:39:07 UTC
I have installed the netscape rpm's that come with red hat linux 6.0... When I try to run it from a shell I get the following... "Warning: translation table syntex error: Modifier or ' ' expected Warning: ... found while parsing 'Alt ' Illegal Opperation" This is what occurs most of the time... Sometimes I just get the Illegal Opperation message, sometimes I get nothing. Netscape did come up once. and ran for a while, then crashed... I have tried reinstalling or installing just the navigator package rather than the communicator package with the same results... I am running a Sun SparcStation 2. A Hayes Compat External Modem... I do have access to the internet with it... I just can't get Netscape running.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-23 22:11:59 UTC
What keymap are you running with?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-16 16:41:59 UTC
Netscape seems to have serious problems on sun4c machines - this could explain the problems you're seeing.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-28 22:55:59 UTC
*** Bug 4076 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** Netscape will abort a launch attempt if it has been previously closed with Edit Preference Java Script selected. It crashes (without a core dump) with 'Illegal Instruction' message. If the .netscape directory is deleted from your home directory, Netscape will launch correctly. Exit (or close) Netscape - you'll not be able to launch again until the .netscape directory is deleted. However, if after it launches the Edit Preferences Java Script option is de-selected, Netscape can then be closed and launched correctly. Once launched, if the Edit Preferences Java Script is re- selected, Netscape will crash when the Edit Preferences window is closed. This process is repeatable on my SunSPARCstation IPX with 64Mb memory, Weitek chip, and Sun 8 bit frame buffer color monitor. ------- Additional Comments From scohen 07/16/99 11:52 ------- FYI. Three commands were entered prior to running the events described in this report. They were: chkfontpath --add /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi chkfontpath --remove /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs restart ------- Additional Comments From scohen 07/16/99 11:54 ------- Several components were upgraded prior to running the events described in this report. They include kernel to 2.2.5-22 XFree stuff upgraded from -49 to -52 as found on rh errata pages. ------- Additional Comments From notting 07/16/99 12:37 ------- Unable to replicate on Ultra5 or Sparc10. Able to replicate (somewhat; it never actually starts) on an IPX. (with 14M memory. This took a while to test. ;) ) I'd say that sparc netscape has sun4c problems. :( I'll report it to netscape, although since they seem to have forgotten to release a 4.6 or 4.61 for sparc, I'm not sure how concerned they are about fixing it. ------- Additional Comments From scohen 07/16/99 12:46 ------- Make certain you're launching netscape-communicator. netscape- navigator 'just sits there' as you say. Remember to launch communicator after having deleted the .netscape directory. ------- Additional Comments From notting 07/16/99 13:07 ------- Nope - netscape-communicator SIGILLs immediately, regardless of the state of the ~/.netscape directory. netscape-navigator sits spinning after its dns-helper process SIGILLs. ------- Additional Comments From scohen 07/16/99 14:35 ------- Some success was seen in launching with the following options: netscape-communicator -noinstall -ncols 128 You might also try -ncols 4 or some very low number. Also, I often had to re-boot the computer. This forced the system to launch netscape from disk rather than from system memory cache. Another tip - try restarting xfs. ------- Additional Comments From notting 07/16/99 23:39 ------- Nope, seems to be pretty much broken on all the sun4c's we have here. DaveM, any particular reason it would blow up on sun4c and not 4m/4u?
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-24 16:38:59 UTC
Reported to netscape; awaiting a fix from them.