Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12065
Netscape freezes during download when switching to text consoles
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:14:10 EDT
I've been running Redhat 6.0 at home and Redhat 6.1 at work with
their stock Netscape installs with no problems. Recently, I upgraded
both machines to Redhat 6.2 (including its stock Netscape 4.72), and the
following problem appeared on both:
If I use Netscape to download a file via ftp, and press Ctrl-Alt-F1
to switch from X to a text console, then Netscape freezes and takes up
100% CPU; UI is frozen, and the file transfer is halted. At this point
I can only use 'kill -9' to kill it.
Switching between GNOME virtual desktops within X seems to cause no
The home machine is a random clone PII 233, while the work machine
is a Dell OptiPlex of some sort with PII 400.
I have upgraded both machines to netscape-communicator-4.73-1 and
upgraded the home machine kernel to kernel-2.2.14-12.i686 and the problem
Any light you can shed on this subject is greatly appreciated.
Does netscape-4.76-1 improve the situation? We've never
been able to reproduce this here.
closing, lack of input.