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Date:      Tue, 15 Jul 1997 19:05:23 +0200
From:      Christoph Kukulies <kuku@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de>
To:        Martin Cracauer <cracauer@wavehh.hanse.de>
Cc:        Christoph Kukulies <kuku@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Netscape-4. beta - please try this
Message-ID:  <19970715190523.36743@gil.physik.rwth-aachen.de>
In-Reply-To: <9707151541.AA23731@wavehh.hanse.de>; from Martin Cracauer <cracauer@wavehh.hanse.de> on Tue, Jul 15, 1997 at 05:41:14PM +0200
References:  <19970715170820.60605@gil.physik.rwth-aachen.de> <9707151541.AA23731@wavehh.hanse.de>

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On Tue, Jul 15, 1997 at 05:41:14PM +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
> 
> > 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?

Nah.
$ file netscape.bin
netscape.bin: BSD/OS i386 compact demand paged executable        


> 
> 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?

I tried this BSDI version before - and yes, it choked in various 
places - not that it didn't run at all but it was a bit flaky.



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



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