Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4624
XFree86 and Netscape
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
Something happens with XFree86 and Netscape that hangs the
system. It has nothing to do with Java-netscape but with a
If you try this page:
The X-system will crash when you scroll down the page and
the only posibility to recover the systen is logging via
network (telnet/ssh), and kill the X process.
This had happend to many users I have talked to.
I hope you will find what happen
Users with communicator 4.51 for Solaris and X-server for Solaris x86
2.5.1, have the same problem. It looks like the problem happens in
systems with X-windows/Netscape and not only in Redhat systems.
Seems to work ok for me here with Netscape 4.61.
Did you scroll up and down 2 or 3 times in the web page I send you?
If you push the left-mouse-button on the scroll bar in netscape and
move it up and down a few times in this page, I can asure you that X
When I logg in via ssh, the X process is using almost 100% of the CPU.
Many users have reported the same problem in an spanish linux
Hmm... OK, had to widen the window for the whole table to appear,
but it only crashed the X server.
Yes, it's a bug in both netscape & the X server. As a temporary
workaround, fixing the broken HTML would probably help.
The XFree86 team reports that this should be fixed in XFree86-3.9.