Bug 7809 - problems with netscape composer and netscape + ppp
Summary: problems with netscape composer and netscape + ppp
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-15 01:54 UTC by dkaplan
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-02 03:02:15 UTC

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Description dkaplan 1999-12-15 01:54:12 UTC
This is really two bugs in one:

1) Netscape composer crashes immediately if you try to insert a link.
No warning no message, happens every time.  I have netscape-communicator-4.7-1.1

2) It seems that I loose my ppp connection way more than I should (more
than Windows machines using same line do).  It seems to happen when I am
trying to send an email from Netscape, but it isnt clear.  The /var/log/messages
contains the following lines regularly that might indicate something:

Dec 14 22:43:08 volcan modprobe: can't locate module char-major-108
Dec 14 22:42:37 volcan pppd[8536]: Terminating on signal 15.

The second seems to be saying there are problems on the other end, but as
I said it happens much more on my machine than any other.

I am running ppp-2.3.10-3


Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-16 20:33:59 UTC
Known bug in netscape composer. No real workaround available
(except for possibly running the libc5 version), sorry.

Are you running the errata initscripts as well?

Comment 2 dkaplan 1999-12-16 22:27:59 UTC
I have initscripts-4.48-1.  Not sure if this is the errata one or not.  If it
isnt, then I will try downloading that as well.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-02 03:02:59 UTC
The ppp problems should be fixed in the errata initscripts and pppd.
Netscape is, unforutnately, not fixed yet.

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