Bug 12065 - Netscape freezes during download when switching to text consoles
Summary: Netscape freezes during download when switching to text consoles
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-06-10 20:09 UTC by gwu_us
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-19 22:31:48 UTC
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Description gwu_us 2000-06-10 20:09:46 UTC
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
still persists.

Any light you can shed on this subject is greatly appreciated.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-19 22:31:34 UTC
Does netscape-4.76-1 improve the situation?  We've never
been able to reproduce this here.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-23 05:01:17 UTC
closing, lack of input.

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