Under GNOME 1.0 on RH5.2 (all updates applied), Netscape
Communicator 4.6 will occasionally cause the entire system
to lock up completely. X no longer responds (ctrl-backspace
doesn't work nor does atl-Fn) to keyboard or mouse.
The machine no longer responds to ping (or ARP).
Network interface is Intel EtherExpress Pro 10/100
using driver v1.08 of 5/3/99. Configured to force 10Mbit.
This could be a GNOME bug, I've had the system die
similarly from GNOME but can't quite characterize what I
was doing. In Netscape, I was on an ftp site with a long
listing of files and mousing madly on the scroll bar .
Then everything froze.
The ftp site was rufus.w3.org and I was in RPMs for the
letter 'P' I believe.
The x11 log shows "Gdk-Message: Got event for unknown
window: 0" . Alas, these messages don't have a timestamp on
them. I think in future I shall pipe them to logger so they
are timestamped, rather than just redirect to file.
I perused /var/log/messages, didn't see anything recent
that applied although hours ago was a message from the
Ethernet card that the transmitter timed out and it
restarted. As there were IP-related (ident) messages
seconds later, presumably the restart was successful.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4179 ***