Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13022
Netscape interference with X-event processing
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
When I use netscape 4.72, when I pull down a menu, netscape freezes, and
the X-windows desktop stops accepting events. This occurs in either
kde or gnome.
I have been able to test this by bringing up xev before
launching netscape, using the menu, and then noticing that there are no
events showing up in xev. I can move the mouse and I see the cursor move,
but the events are not registering with xev.
Before anyone says that this is a netscape problem only, I usually end
up killing the netscape processes from another console session and
control still does not get restored to the Xwindows desktop.
This is a critical problem as it is an obstacle to my use of my Linux
box on the net. I am in fact typing this from Internet Explorer.
My system statistics are as follows:
CPU : AMD K6 - 2 400.
MB : Tyan S1598C2
Video: ATI Rage 128.
I am using the Suse version of the Xserver recommended to fix
strange behavior associated with the ATI card.
we can't duplicate this with XFree86 4.0.1 in Red HAt Linux 7.0 beta, so we must
assume that the problem is either solved or localized to your installation.