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Bug 1210 - Netscape locks up with animated gifs displayed
Summary: Netscape locks up with animated gifs displayed
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-02-16 23:59 UTC by rhyoung
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-03-12 22:04:05 UTC

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Description rhyoung 1999-02-16 23:59:02 UTC
When I access any site with animated gifs on it very rapidly
the cpu load monitor rises to the top. When this happens
(about 30 seconds) netscape locks up and I have to
CTL-ALT-BSP to exit Xwindows and then kill the process. If I
stop the animated gifs (stop button) the load decreases,
start them again the problem repeats. 100% repeatable. This
is likely a netscape problem as Slackware has the same
problem - if you want to try it my site will cause the problem. A web
page with no animated gifs and there is no problem.

Swap space doesn't seem to be the problem.

Is there a known fix?

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-03-12 22:04:59 UTC
I was unable to replicate this problem in our test lab using

------- Email Received From  Rick Young <> 03/12/99 21:03 -------

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