Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6409
NS 4.7 and/or GNOME - 2 problems.
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:10:51 EDT
NS 4.7 and/or GNOME
running RH 6.0 with latest GNOME and NS 4.7 patches...
summary: ability to enter info, and use alt-N, and use
arrow keys fails if you encounter a multi-column
a) (re)start NS browser. (one window only)
b) entire www.autotrader.com
c) select a make from column 2 - say MG
d) attempt to fill in zip code. FAILURE.
noticed the following behaviour -
when I changed windows (even to another NS window, or
xterm) and then returned to the 'stuck' window
the functionality returned.
thus uncertain if the problem is in NS or GNOME.
summary: open numerous NS windows, and when shutting
individual windows down (with the X in upper
right corner of GNOME window.) sometimes
destroying (deconstructing) a child window
will deconstruct ALL NS windows.
unable to reporduce at will.
wonder if the problem maybe memory related....
THIS is VERY annoying to new linux users -
can be enough to turn them away.
I can't reproduce this here.
Going to the specified URL, and picking something in the form,
I can still use alt-n to open new windows, use the arrow keys to
scroll the window, and I can click on the zip code box to enter
As for the second one, netscape is most likely exiting with a
bus error; I've seen it before, but it's fairly hard to reproduce.
The close-a-window-and-Netscape-explodes bug seems to have first
appeared after the latest round of XFree86 updates for Redhat 5.2.
(Indeed, I have a perfectly stable NS 4.7 that is pointed to a
private copy of the old X libraries, and libc5 versions don't seem
to have the problem either, although of course they have other ones.)
I theorize that Netscape has built Navigator and Communicator
against old X libraries and there is some subtle compatability
problem, or a subtle bug in their code that is being exposed by
the upgrade. (I have strace/ltrace/gdb output of a crash under
NS 4.61 and Redhat 5.1+new libraries, for any interested parties.)
Sure, send the traces. (please, don't cut and paste them. ;) )
*** Bug 6218 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The keyboard locks up in Netscape 4.7 after choosing an item
from a <SELECT> drop down box with a long list of items.
I created an example demonstration of the bug at
http://www.taco.org/foo.html . This makes it impossible to
fill out a whole bunch of forms out there!
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 10/29/99 17:20 -------
Can't reproduce this here.
There is a known problem with the focus in regard to
some select lists under some window managers; try focusing
a different window, and then reselecting netscape.
*** Bug 7659 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The problems with crashing (most likely with the Motif code) have
been reported to Netscape. No fixes yet.
*** Bug 5053 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 11438 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***