Bug 54800 - Netscape hangs on startup
Netscape hangs on startup
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape-alpha (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-10-19 07:04 EDT by Dave Shield
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-19 07:04:29 EDT
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Description Dave Shield 2001-10-19 07:04:25 EDT
Description of Problem:
  If a user's home directory is NFS mounted, then running netscape
hangs before any window or dialog box is displayed.  This happens
whether a .netscape directory exists or not.  If this directory
does not exist, it's created and a file 
appears - but none of the other default configuration files.
  If the home directory is local to the system - everything works
fine.   Other NFS traffic from the same system & fileserver is
OK, as are similarly-configured Intel clients.  It's just our
(solitary) alpha box that's affected.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Export filestore from NFS server (HP-UX 11.00) 
2. Mount this filestore on the client
3. Create a user account, with their (empty) home directory
   on this filestore
4. Run 'netscape'

Actual Results:
   ~/.netscape directory created
   zero-length file ~/.netscape/nswrapper.copy_defs created
   command hangs until killed

Expected Results:
   Licence dialog box should appear, followed by main netscape window

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-25 01:12:34 EST
Unfortunately, we can't fix internal netscape problems - we don't have access to
the source code. You might try reporting this to netscape themselves.

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