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Bug 3522 - netscape crashes running java
Summary: netscape crashes running java
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2711
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-17 05:19 UTC by mike
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 1999-06-17 14:42:06 UTC

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Description mike 1999-06-17 05:19:17 UTC
Multiple versions of Netscape (4.08, 4.51, 4.6) crash with a
bus error when navigating to a site with Java applets.  As
soon as the status bar reads "Starting Java", the
application dies.

As reported by Kalle Korpijoki <> (and
probably several others) reported, this problem is solved by
adding the entry:


as the last entry of the "catalogue=" field in
/etc/X11/fs/config.  The font server must be restarted by

/etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs restart

from an xterm running as root.

Thanks to the folks on for finding and posting a
(the?) solution.

-Mike Panzitta

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 14:42:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2711 ***

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