> |> > I have also encountered this kind of a problem. I have XFree86 version
> |> > 3.1.1, and kernel version 1.2.11. Box is a P5-90 with 16 Meg RAM. When
> |> > using netscape 2.0b1, keyboard and mouse locks from time to time. Neither
> |> > Alt+Ctrl+BackSpc nor Alt+Ctrl+Del works. But I can login from a remote
> |> > host and everything seems to work fine. Why??
> |> I am using the 1.2.13 kernel and had similar lock-ups when using
> |> Netscpate 2.0b1. I went back to Netscape 1.12, and the problems
> We have a Linux machine here that has exactly the same problems. When
> running Netscape (local) or Interleaf (on a Sun, displaying it's window
> on the Linux machine) the Linux box simply stops responding to keyboard input
> or mouse clicks - the mouse keeps moving, but the mouse pointer doesn't change
> anymore. The Linux machine is still accessible using remote login, and it's
> almost idling.
> When the problem occured while running Interleaf, killing Interleaf on the
> Sun instantly brings the Linux machine back to life as if nothing had hapened.
> The problem is easily reproducable using Interleaf.
> Maybe Netscape and Interleaf are doing something wrong and XFree 86 fails
> to protect itself adequatly?
I have seen a similar problem using Netscape on an RS6000. I was using the right
button to go backwards, and the screen changed at exactly the same time as I pressed
the right button. The RS6000's X-server went into a spasm of some kind, with the
mouse pointer changed to the one used for the right button menus ( arrow pointing
up+right ), and it refused to accept clicks or keypresses. Telnetting in from
another box and killing Netscape immediately restores functionality. Netscape
Note that my experience has practically nothing to do with Linux, as I am running
the AIX Netscape binary. ( Although I saw this same problem running the Linux
binary displaying on the RS6000)
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