Hmmm... I wonder if this is the same problem I've been having. I'm using
LinuxPPC 2000 with an upgraded kernel (2.2.15pre19) on an AGP G4 booting
from Yaboot. Many network operations (ftp, Netscape, some telnet) cause a
kernel panic. It seems to be caused by large non-local transfers. I can
transfer large files and web pages from other computers in my house (on
ethernet), but large non-local transfers reliably crash my system. For
example, Netscape has no problem with google.com (a simple page) but
crashes every time when I visit slashdot.org (a larger page). My net
connection is a DSL line.
I experienced this same problem with LinuxPPC 1999 + kernel 2.2.15pre3
using Yaboot. It's extremely annoying, since it makes Linux unusable for
If you can, try some other network apps: try telneting somewhere, try a
big ftp file transfer, etc. Also try using Netscape to load a page on
your local system to see whether the problem is just Netscape or something
network related. I'd be interested in the results. Also I'd be
interested in knowing if anyone else has experienced this problem.
It's entirely probable that your problem is completely unrelated to my
problem, but I thought I'd ask...
> Hi there,
> I succesfully (sort of) installed Suse 6.4 on B&W G3
> except that Netscape completely freezes the computer,
> nothing works, mouse, keyboard...nothing! Only option
> is hard reset!
> Initially it was OK for couple of hours...I am using
> PPP dial in with wvdial and I did the connection several
> times with success...Then the problems started...as the
> netscape is loading the first page half way through it dies!
> I used KDE then at some point I used Gnome than back
> to KDE again...I used Netscape with Gnome too...I am not
> sure but I think the problem started after using gnome...
> I think it is Netscape 4.7.0 version...Anyway, I read the past
> posts but I still don't have a clue as to what to do...
> I appreciate any feedback, thanks...