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Date:      Tue, 15 Jul 1997 17:08:20 +0200
From:      Christoph Kukulies <kuku@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de>
To:        Martin Cracauer <cracauer@wavehh.hanse.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Netscape-4. beta - please try this
Message-ID:  <19970715170820.60605@gil.physik.rwth-aachen.de>
In-Reply-To: <9707141136.AA26298@wavehh.hanse.de>; from Martin Cracauer <cracauer@wavehh.hanse.de> on Mon, Jul 14, 1997 at 01:36:34PM +0200
References:  <9707141136.AA26298@wavehh.hanse.de>

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On Mon, Jul 14, 1997 at 01:36:34PM +0200, Martin Cracauer wrote:
> Could anyone else (I don't want to download the big beast and hate
> Nav^H^H^HCommunicator anyway) try to run the Netscape version that
> causes core dumps on FP exception on a FreeBSD kernel with
> 
> #undef __INITIAL_NPXCW__ 
> #define __INITIAL_NPXCW__ 0x127f 
> 
> at the end of /usr/src/sys/i386/include/npx.h
> 
> Take care that /usr/include/machine/npx.h stays the same. Then rebuild
> and boot a kernel. Let me know about the results.
> 
> Thanks
> 	Martin

At least it has the side effect that Netscape 3.01 (unknown-i386-bsd-3.01)
doesn't do that floating exception anymore that it used to do notoriously
when clicking the [Netsearch] button. I had totally refrained from
pushing that button due to that 'bug' and got used typing in yahoo or
altavista in the Netsite: edit field instead.

With this 'patch' to npx.h it's working again.

Now you say, communicator 4.x chokes on this? Hmm. Cannot confirm.

     Netscape Communicator 4.0 
        Preview Release 5 

comes up fine.


> -- 
> %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
> Martin Cracauer <cracauer@wavehh.hanse.de>
> http://cracauer.cons.org
> Fax +49 40 522 85 36 

-- 
Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies kuku@gil.physik.rwth-aachen.de



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