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Date:      Tue, 15 Jul 1997 17:41:14 +0200 (MET DST)
From:      cracauer@wavehh.hanse.de (Martin Cracauer)
To:        kuku@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de (Christoph Kukulies)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Netscape-4. beta - please try this
Message-ID:  <9707151541.AA23731@wavehh.hanse.de>
In-Reply-To: <19970715170820.60605@gil.physik.rwth-aachen.de> from "Christoph Kukulies" at Jul 15, 97 05:08:20 pm

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> > 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

> 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.

Sounds like the right direction, then.
 
> Now you say, communicator 4.x chokes on this? Hmm. Cannot confirm.
> 
>      Netscape Communicator 4.0 
>         Preview Release 5 
> 
> comes up fine.

Aeh, comes up fine? Is this the Linux version?

Actually, what I need to know is whether the BSDI version runs now, it
doesn't without this FP mask.

Anyone tried the BSDI version? Or did I misunderstand you?

Martin
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