I'm having intermittent but serious problems with Xsun. It is always
triggered by a browser (either HotJava or Netscape Communicator 4.5).
At some point while using a browser (like pointing to URL
docs.sun.com), suddenly display gets frozen, can't move a mouse,
can't use a keyboard. Do remote telnet, 'top' shows netscape or
hotjava sleeping, Xsun takes 98-99% of CPU. Tried to
'kill -HUP' , or 'kill' on Xsun pid, doesn't make any difference,
still shows 98-99% of CPU utilization. 'kill -9' breaks the remote
connection but still doesn't clear the screen,
I end up rebooting machine. Seems like a problem with Xsun. So far
doesn't happen with any other applications, only with browsers.
(just killing the sleeping browser doesn't make any difference,
Xsun still takes almost all CPU)
Solaris 7 x86, no patches, IBM ThinkPad 760ED, LCD display in XGA
1024x768 mode. Has been using Solaris 2.5.1 previously on the same
machine, don't recall anything similar.
Would appreciate if anyone can shed some light on what's going on.