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Re: [SuSE Linux] ongoing netscape crashes
- From: johnnick@xxxxxxxx (John Nickerson)
- Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 16:10:54 -1000
- Message-id: <376C4DAE.321FAEC9@xxxxxxxx>
Ralph Clark wrote:
> "Meyerding, Henry W" wrote:
> > I don't have problems with the browser crashing. I do however sometimes experience the case where Netscape is using 1000f the CPU before I kill it and restart it. haven't been able to reproduce a scenario that always produces this fault.
> > > Hello Everybody:
> > >
> > > I've been having an ongoing problem with netscape locking up, and
> > > turning all
> > > grey when sliding it out of the way. It won't even close out. I
> > > remember
> > > this happening in 6.0, just not quite as often. It occurs about every
> > > 10-20
> > > minutes.
> > > Besides installing a differen't version, I've tried everything I could
> > > think of
> > > over the past 5 months, and still the same problem. Is this happening
> > > to anybody
> > > else?
> Both crashing due to (presumably) segfaults _and_ the race condition you describe are common with Netscape under Linux. Even the newest 4.61 version has not cured this. The Java support is one of the main offenders, memory leaks are the other
> big bugger (literally). Netscape for Linux is a pile of cack (as they say here in the UK), and I'd happily shoot anyone who owned up to having been one of the developers responsible.
> Two things to know if you use this software:
> 1) Don't expect the browser to survive more than a couple of hours if you are doing any heavy surfing. Run xosview to keep an eye on memory consumption and CPU utilisation. If either begins to creep up, shut down all netscape windows, check for
> any zombie netscape processes and kill them off before attempting to restart.
> 2) If you take your time over composing email messages in Netscape Compose, DO make sure that you frequently 'Save As Draft'. Better still, compose your email messages in an ordinary text editor.
> rclark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Ralph Clark, Virgo Solutions Ltd (UK)
FWIW I havn't had either of these problems with Netscape.
Netscape 4.51 was stalling quite a bit on large pages and I upgraded to
4.6 and the stalls went away. No noticeable memory leaks and no crashes
(up for days). Just upgraded to 4.61 so no real history there yet.
System is a P II 300 with Viper 330 and 128Meg of memory. Kernel is
2.0.36 compiled for p-6 archetecture. Fvwm95 wm. No sound, no
John Nickerson, Kailua, Hawaii
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