Bug 3623 - Netscape simply does not work.
Summary: Netscape simply does not work.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-21 19:36 UTC by rcarpen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-13 20:14:09 UTC

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Description rcarpen 1999-06-21 19:36:28 UTC
Netscape crashes after a few minutes for no apparant
reason.  For intel, you can download 4.08, and disable java,
and it all works, but 4.5x and 4.6x simply *do not* work for
any platform as shipped by Redhat.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-21 19:40:59 UTC
Are you using the font server? If so, what does your
font path look like?

------- Email Received From  Randy Carpenter <rcarpen> 06/21/99 16:16 -------

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-21 23:20:59 UTC
Ack, sorry, meant the font catalogue in /etc/X11/fs/config.

------- Email Received From  Randy Carpenter <rcarpen> 06/21/99 19:53 -------

------- Email Received From  Randy Carpenter <rcarpen> 06/21/99 22:20 -------

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-23 22:06:59 UTC
Are there particular pages where it crashes?

Also, while this will break plugins and other programs
launched from netscape, does running it as:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/i386-glibc20-linux/lib \
/usr/i386-glibc20-linux/lib/ld-linux.so.2  \

improve stability at all?

------- Email Received From  Randy Carpenter <rcarpen> 06/24/99 09:19 -------

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-24 16:17:59 UTC
There should be compatibility libs in
/usr/sparc-glibc20-linux/lib on sparc as well
(you need the compat-libs & compat-glibc packages installed)

Unfortunately, the sparc version of netscape is *much* less
stable than the intel version.

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