Perhaps this is a known issue.
I was running the netscape-common|navigator 4.51 packages,
and upgraded to 4.6, from the updates RPMs (obtained from
Any page that starts Java causes the browser to die. It
gives a "Bus error". Sounds like the problems we used to
have that necessitated doing LD_PRELOAD stuff, no?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2386 ***