|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Stephen P. Cohen <scohen>|
|Component:||netscape||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1999-07-28 22:55:10 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Stephen P. Cohen 1999-07-16 15:37:26 UTC
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.
Comment 1 Stephen P. Cohen 1999-07-16 15:52:59 UTC
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
Comment 2 Stephen P. Cohen 1999-07-16 15:54:59 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-16 16:37:59 UTC
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.
Comment 4 Stephen P. Cohen 1999-07-16 16:46:59 UTC
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.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-16 17:07:59 UTC
Nope - netscape-communicator SIGILLs immediately, regardless of the state of the ~/.netscape directory. netscape-navigator sits spinning after its dns-helper process SIGILLs.
Comment 6 Stephen P. Cohen 1999-07-16 18:35:59 UTC
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.
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-17 03:39:59 UTC
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?