[plug] Bloody Netscape & Debian!
brad at seme.com.au
Tue Jan 18 15:37:12 WST 2000
> in a heap with a Bus Error.
> - Core Dump. Nuff Said.
> - Lots of error dialog boxes (playing with the Dynamic Motif versions?)
> - Freezing.
> - Dying, leaving a zombie Netscape that needs to be hunted down & killed
> - Constant Bus Errors, preventing use of Roaming User
> This last is the most frustrating! Ideally, I want Netscape 4.7 working under
> Debian/Potato. I've installed the official tarball (the .deb's of Netscape seem
> to be a MESS!), and all works fine-ish, until I enable my Roaming User prefs,
> and then whammo! It can't get past the initial Roaming User dialog box! (Where
> it prompts for password.) Even if I press cancel to skip Roaming Synchro, it
> dies with a Bus Error.
I'm using netscape 4.7 with a bog standard potato install..
I'm NOT using roaming users however..
The only fault I have seen is the random bombing when you close a dialog
I was warned of this before I upgraded to potato..
I used to get bus faults frequently, and only in netscape, and it turned
out to be
one of those k6-2 300's that was limited to 66mhz and I was running it
Since I fixed my hardware problem, all my netscape faults disappeard
upgraded to potato..
It was wierd, but netscape was the only app that crashed under that
Probably not what you want to hear..
I now install netscape libc5 version and the debian compatibility
That gets me a stable netscape..
Should probably take a leaf out of my own book and do that on my desktop
"The ultimate result is that some innovations that would
truly benefit consumers never occur for the sole reason
that they do not conincide with Microsoft's self-interest"
- Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson
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