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Rizwan Mohammed
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Netscape Hangs

Hi

I have problem with netscape 4.75 ,when ever i open in my workstation ,it hangs for quite sometime and then it comes ,it waits for 5 miutes to comeup.netscape is loaded int he sun server ,all home direcorys are mounted ,while at the sametime ,i open in sun workstation it works fine ,any setting are there for this problem

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Shahul
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Re: Netscape Hangs

Hi

I faced more or less same problem in netscape. Whenever I click compose, reply...etc it used to hang. My problem was NFS related. In the NFS server BOX, NFS server service was disabled. I enabled thru SAM and this could solve the problem.

So I suggest U to check up NFS related settings like /etc/exports, /etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf, /etc/auto.direct...etc.


Best of luck

Shahul
Rizwan Mohammed
Frequent Advisor

Re: Netscape Hangs

I get the same type of problem ,i checked the service ,its working fine ,as there are some sun workstation ,that has no problem ,and home directorys are mounting fine with no issues

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Wodisch
Honored Contributor

Re: Netscape Hangs

Hello Rizwan,

time-outs of the length you described are usually
caused by a misconfigured DNS resolver or a broken
DNS server...

Check your config files:
/etc/nsswitch.conf
/etc/resolv.conf

The other chance would be NFS - ty to move your
sub-dir ".netscape" to a local disk, and point your
".etscape" to it being a symbol-link, then.

HTH,
Wodisch
Sundar_7
Honored Contributor

Re: Netscape Hangs

Hi,

If U are connecting to the internet through proxies then edit the options and set the correct proxy server address.

Also U set the starting home page to
about:blank .Then it should not hang..

Also check out

/etc/resolv.conf if U are connecting directly to the internet and U have a DNS server connected to the internet.

Also if U are opening Netscape from say
"user1" then

# cd ~user1

# mv .netscape .netsprob

Then try invoking..it should work fine

Hope this helps

Sundar

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Frank Li
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Solution

Re: Netscape Hangs

Hi,

This problem is about NFS ,and I faced it last year . and there is a solution in the KB ( I don't remember it clearly , maybe you can search with " netscape mail nfs" in the KB )

The solution is:

1.close Netscape
2. cd ~/.netscape
add :
user_pref("editor.dont_lock_spell_files",true);
to the file : preferences.js


B. Or Globally disable the spell checker by renaming the
Communicator spell directory.

For example: mv spell spell.old


Frank.
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Rizwan Mohammed
Frequent Advisor

Re: Netscape Hangs

Hi

I checked nfs and dns ,i dont find solution as other machines which have the same configration are working fine ,as i logged in my id in some machine ,netscape is working fine ,when i try to log perticular machines ,it hangs

can any one give some light in this
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Frank Li
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Re: Netscape Hangs

Hi,

Would you test my solution ? Yes , you are in the right position I met last year on Netscape .

I find the article now . see attachment.
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