Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5053
bus error after upgrade to XFree86 3.3.5
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
Background: Redhat 5.2, fully upgraded with latest packages
according to errata page. Using roaming profiles with
After upgrading to the XFree86 3.3.5 packages, netscape
crashes with a bus error after I enter my profile password
and click ok. The bus error occurs before any of the
windows pop up telling me it is downloading my profile.
If I remove my ~/.netscape directory, netscape loads fine.
I tell it to use my roaming profile, quit netscape, and I
get a bus error again after I start netscape and enter my
Try upgrading netscape? Since we don't have the source code to
netscape, there's not much we can do about it... Sorry. :-(
I figured out, after downloading a half-dozen different copies of
netscape, that the libc5 based version works fine. If I use any
version compiled against glibc... bus error!
Using netscape communicator 4.70 and 4.61 (from Netscape, or from
RedHat), I got bus error (randomly) when I close a window.
*** Bug 5899 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Since I updated to XFree86 3.3.5-1.5 the login dialog in
netscape (I tryed 4.61 and 4.7 and both fail) is no longer
working: When I want do download a page which is password
protected the login dialog appears but when I press Enter
after typing in user-name and passord netscape crashes with
a bus error. This happens even if I supply the wrong
I have RH5.2 and kernel 2.0.36 and I have installed all
relevant Erratas. I installed netscape 4.7 from SRPM and
4.61 from the binary rpms and both crash in this situation.
------- Additional Comments From 10/28/99 15:16 -------
I can confirm this problem.
Happens with earlier versions of netscape as well. It crashes
sometimes, sometimes it does not. But its always while accessing
password protected web pages. Really annoying.
I got bus errors every time I closed a window using:
I installed communicator-v47-us.x86-unknown-linuxglibc2.0.tar.gz
and the errors went away (so far).
I haven't tried password-protected pages yet.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6409 ***