|Summary:||Netscape crash after font fix -- caused by Cyrillic fonts|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||csigler|
|Component:||netscape||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-08-17 16:53:23 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description csigler 1999-08-11 14:35:29 UTC
Hi, A user reported to me that Netscape crashed on Java pages *after* we did the font fix. This happened when he clicked on a Java button, not when Java loaded in Netscape. This happened on stock RH 6.0 installs with fontpath: $ /usr/sbin/chkfontpath --list Current directories in font path: 1: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled 2: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled 3: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled 4: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc 5: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 6: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo 7: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi and with either netscape 4.51 or 4.61. The fix is to remove the Cyrillic fonts: # rpm -e XFree86-cyrillic-fonts-22.214.171.124-49 This stopped the crashing for us. I'm not sure what Russian users can do to fix this. HTH. Clemmitt Sigler Va. Tech Physics Dept.
Comment 1 csigler 1999-08-11 14:37:59 UTC
Oops, my bad -- I should have said both these machines were stock RH 6.0 *upgrades* from RH 5.2. Sorry. CMS
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-16 20:28:59 UTC
works fine here with cyrillic fonts, without, etc. Do you have a demonstration page that it crashes on?
Comment 3 csigler 1999-08-17 14:15:59 UTC
Hi, These are the example pages: http://www.al.com/ Clicking on the Java links to the left worked last week after removing the cyrillic fonts .rpm and also worked on my DEC Alpha running DU 4.0F with Netscape 4.5. Now neither one works, which makes me think the Java on these sports pages has been updated and now is not Netscape- or Java-compliant. Symptom: Clicking on any of the Java links to the left may or may not cause Netscape to go into a coma when loading the requested page. Seems to be inconsistent. System: RH6.0 upgrade from standard RH5.2 installation. Netscape version 4.51. Font path thing fixed, of course. Same behavior seen on a similar system running RH 6.0/Netscape 4.61 after font path fix. Wish I could be of more help. If you can't reproduce this behavior please close this bug report. I'll just chalk it up to faulty configuration (having no idea how to fix that :^P). Clemmitt Sigler Virginia Tech
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-17 16:53:59 UTC
Hm. Using netscape-4.61, I can't get anything strange to happen on that page. For now, I'm closing this as 'works for me'.