Bug 7971 - netscape hangs while browsing on pages containig java applets
netscape hangs while browsing on pages containig java applets
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5812
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-12-23 10:35 EST by juergen
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-01 22:03:39 EST
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Description juergen 1999-12-23 10:35:23 EST
Whenever a site contains java-applets, netscape hangs after some time.
The only way to get rid of the netscape window is kill -9 <pid of netscape>
I4m using redhat 6.0 and the kde-Desktop 1.1.2 and my connection to the
internet is via a 56K modem. Netscape version 4.6 and 4.7 show this
The fontpaths seem o.k. and the 75 dpi fonts are installed too.
Do you know, what could be wrong. Under Windows the java works fine.

Thanks for any help

Comment 1 mmoneta 1999-12-25 07:36:59 EST
The hang appears to be a CPU loop; "top" shows netscape hogging the CPU when
this happens.  Running Netscape 4.7 with Redhat 6.1.
Comment 2 105005 2000-01-20 07:52:59 EST
I have the same problem using Redhat 6, and when running Netscape through a
terminal it comes up with Bus error when accessing a page with Java on it and
Netscape just crashes.  But when I did a full installation of Linux Redhat 6 the
problem was illiminated, is there a way of fixing this problem without
installing full installation of Linux Redhat 6?

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-01 22:03:59 EST
Some java applets have been known to cause netscape to hang; no known
fix yet; it's been reported to netscape.

As for netscape *crashing* when it encounters java, see bug #2711.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5812 ***

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