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Date:      Thu, 03 Oct 1996 13:34:32 -0600
From:      "Mark O'Lear" <Mark.Olear@Colorado.EDU>
To:        Nik Clayton <>
Subject:   Re: Netscape 3.0 release [problem solved]
Message-ID:  <32541548.B3D@Colorado.EDU>
References:  <>

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Nik Clayton wrote:
> Have you done mkfontdir in the appropriate directory? This sounds very
> much as though it's an X problem with your FreeBSD box.
> I don't have the precise steps to hand, but search the mailing list
> archives for 'mkfontdir' for a possible solution.
> > I have also been through every suggested step to get Java working
> > with no luck either.
> N
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Well, sorry in advance (I thought this was a useless suggestion
-- no offense meant, I guess I was just being closed-minded),
but luckily for me I decided to try it since I tried everything
else.  I found the following message in the archives and I did
it and now Java works!  I also did a 'xset fp rehash' before I
tried it.  I didn't need to unset anything though, just the
'mkfontdir' from the fonts/misc directory.

Also thanks to everyone else who made suggestions.

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Date:      Mon, 20 May 1996 16:58:23 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <>
To: (Edward Beili)
Subject:   Re: Netscape 3.0beta and Java in FreeBSD

> Last night I tried the latest Netscape 3.0 beta on FreeBSD 2.1R 
> (486DX33 with 8Mb of RAM). It didn't run Java applets
> even though Netscape says it should. More over when I attempted
> to use its built-in Java compiler 
> (netscape -java
> it crashed with "Memory fault" error. I suspect it wants more memory...
> Did anybody have a better experience? For that matter what is the status 
> of JDK for FreeBSD?

Here is one fix (as root):
        cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc

There is also an environment variable (with a "C" in it if I remember)
that you should *unset* for JAVA to work.

                                        Terry Lambert
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.

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