Bug 4624 - XFree86 and Netscape
Summary: XFree86 and Netscape
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-08-20 10:10 UTC by r.m.guerrero
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-31 19:15:27 UTC

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Description r.m.guerrero 1999-08-20 10:10:04 UTC

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.

My system:

Redhat 6.0
Kernel 2.2.9

I hope you will find what happen

Rafael Martinez

Comment 1 r.m.guerrero 1999-08-20 11:44:59 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-20 14:47:59 UTC
Seems to work ok for me here with Netscape 4.61.

Comment 3 r.m.guerrero 1999-08-20 14:53:59 UTC
Did you scroll up and down 2 or 3 times in the web page I send you?
Try it.

Comment 4 r.m.guerrero 1999-08-20 15:06:59 UTC
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
will hang.

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

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-20 21:17:59 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-20 22:45:59 UTC
The XFree86 team reports that this should be fixed in XFree86-3.9.

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