Bug 21234 - netscape wrapper doesn't work with Gnome session management
netscape wrapper doesn't work with Gnome session management
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-11-22 05:32 EST by chris
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:17 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-10 18:43:08 EST
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Description chris 2000-11-22 05:32:51 EST
The wrapper /usr/bin/netscape causes netscape-navigator or
netscape-communicator to be run with the -irix-session-management flag. 
This seems to stop Gnome's session management from working (for netscape). 
Running with just the -session-management flag enables Gnome session
management (though it might break KDE, etc. - I don't use it, so haven't

Comment 1 Lou Spironello 2001-01-10 18:43:05 EST
I've having a similar problem.

I had a number of terminal windows open.  Brought up the nescape browser 
through menu selection.  I shut down the browser then tried to shutdown Gnome 
using the gnome log-out menu item with logout.  The gnome scrollout menu 
disappeared. Keyboard input to any open terminal window was unavailable.  Mouse 
action was ok.  I used ctrl-alt-F1 to close gnome.  Gnome paused.  I had to 
type ctrl-C to terminal gnome to the shell prompt.

Received the following error:

subshell.c: couldn't get terminal settings: Invalid argument

XSMP error: Offending minor opcode    = 6 (Interact)
            Offending sequence number = 9
            Error class               = BadState
            Severity                  = CanContinue

I'm runing the following XFree86 Version 3.3.6
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300)
Release date: January 8, 2000
OS: Linux 2.2.5-22smp i686 [ELF]

SVGA: Graphics device ID: "INtel 740 (generic)"
SVGA: Monitor ID: "PRI21277"
SVGA: PCI: Intel i740 (AGP) rev 33, Memory @ 0xde000000, 0xdfe80000
SVGA: chipset: i740
SVGA: videoram: 8192k
SVGA: Option "dac_8_bit"

This command produces the same error outlined above:

      netscape -session-management

If I use this command to start netscape everthing is fine:

      /usr/lib/netscape/netscape-navigator -session-management

and no xsmp errors or freeze-ups occur.

Lou Spironello
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-19 17:11:06 EST
Switched as of 4.76-5.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-05 19:12:16 EST
Switched back as of 4.76-8. It apparently breaks Japanese support.

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