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Bug 4624 - XFree86 and Netscape
XFree86 and Netscape
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-08-20 06:10 EDT by r.m.guerrero
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-31 15:15:27 EDT
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Description r.m.guerrero 1999-08-20 06:10:04 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.

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 07:44:59 EDT
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 10:47:59 EDT
Seems to work ok for me here with Netscape 4.61.
Comment 3 r.m.guerrero 1999-08-20 10:53:59 EDT
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 11:06:59 EDT
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 17:17:59 EDT
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 18:45:59 EDT
The XFree86 team reports that this should be fixed in XFree86-3.9.

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