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From: "Stephen Davies" <scl...@sdc.com.au>
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Subject: Netscape for Linux
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 94 23:31:01 +0930
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Where does one find the "how-to" for Linux Netscape?

Cheers and thanks,
Stephen.



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From: rei...@synopsys.com (Hans Reiser)
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Subject: Re: Netscape for Linux Crashes during cut/paste
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Has anyone/everyone else seen this.  I am running fvwm, and pasting
using the mouse into a Netscape dialog box causes a segfault.  Every
time.

Hans

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Hans Reiser (rei...@synopsys.com) wrote:
: Has anyone/everyone else seen this.  I am running fvwm, and pasting
: using the mouse into a Netscape dialog box causes a segfault.  Every
: time.

Yes !!!  Me too!  Me too!  Does anyone have an answer ?!  On that or to 
the Backspace problem?  I've got the XKeysymDB file in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11...

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From: j...@mcom.com (Jamie Zawinski)
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Subject: Re: Netscape for Linux Crashes during cut/paste
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In-reply-to: brickman@exodus.databank.com's message of 25 Dec 1994 03:28:40 GMT

Jonathan E. Brickman <brick...@exodus.databank.com> wrote:
>
> Hans Reiser (rei...@synopsys.com) wrote:
> : Has anyone/everyone else seen this.  I am running fvwm, and pasting
> : using the mouse into a Netscape dialog box causes a segfault.  Every
> : time.
>
> Yes !!!  Me too!  Me too!  Does anyone have an answer ?!  On that or to
> the Backspace problem?  I've got the XKeysymDB file in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11...

Turns out that the paste crash problem really is the same as the SunOS
problem - Netscape 1.0N was statically linked against X11R5, so if you
are running X11R6, then you need to have an "nls" directory, or the bug
in the R5 Xlib will rear its ugly head.  

Hopefully I'll be able to link against R6 for 1.1N, and this will no longer
be a problem.

The Backspace problem is because the default setup is for both the
Backspace and Delete keys to generate the same keysym, Delete.

The root problem here is that the Motif spec says that Backspace is
supposed to delete the previous character, and Delete is supposed to
delete the next character.  Linux and/or XFree86 come configured with
both the backspace and delete keys generating Delete, instead of the more
convenient-to-type key on the main keypad generating Backspace and the
other key (if it exists) generating Delete.

This should be fixed in the default Linux/XFree86 configuration, or all
Motif applications running on this system will, by default, malfunction
in this way.

I'm not sure who to complain to about this, but hopefully they are
reading this, and will tell us that it's fixed in the next version :-)

You can fix it yourself by using xkeycaps, xmodmap, or loadkeys to make
the key in question generate Backspace instead of Delete.

-- 
Jamie Zawinski         j...@mcom.com            http://home.mcom.com/people/jwz/
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  literary giant of weeniedom like Heinlein or Dr. Who.'' -- Chris Maeda

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