Re: Netscape causes the entire system to hang...

Jeff Coy Jr. (
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 12:46:46 -0700 (MST)

On Tue, 20 Aug 1996 wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Aug 1996, Samuli Kaski wrote:
> > It happens when using Netscape (2.x or any of the 3.0 betas
> [..]
> > I don't know what all I should include here... my kernel is 2.0.12, but
> > as I said this began sumwhere after upgrading to 2.0.0 (or newer).
> > All the libs and others are as suggested in the Changes file and I don't
> > use modules.
> I think your problem lies in the 2.xx kernel since I'm running Netscape 3.06b
> right now (while ftp'ing Vice, the C64 e,ulator from and going
> back and forth w/o any crash... Infact I'm running the 1.2.13 kernel...
No. I've run all available versions of netscape on 2.0.x on several
different systems. No problems on any of them.

However, netscape is a serious memory pig, and on a 16meg system, I have
seen it using 11megs real RAM and 8 megs swap just for startup.

Maybe memory (or lack of) is the problem.