phaedrus at thereactor.cleptoscastle.com
Mon Mar 6 22:45:57 EST 2000
On Mon, Mar 06, 2000 at 02:44:54PM -0500, Caitlyn M. Martin wrote:
> Hi, Conni,
> The main reason I switched from Gnome/E to KDE/kwm, aside from the fact the
> E was a resource hog, was the kind of problem you described: Netscape
> freezing hard, and other random freeze ups. When I went away from Gnome
> (admittedly an older version) my problems went away. Oh, Netscape still
> hangs sometimes (4.71), but it doesn't take X or the OS with it. I just do
> a kill -9 to it's processes and restart.
> If it weren't for the fscking HTML mail I get from people, I'd ditch
> Netscape Messenger in a heartbeat.
Here's my trick: I only accept certain types of email. ASCII text, no
chain letters. Anything outside of this, get's about a two page
dissertation on why not to send me this again. Note: these people are
normally my friends who aren't terribly computer literate, so I don't
Anyway, I haven't gotten any stupid chain letters in over a year. I
haven't had as much of a problem with the HTML, but I'd solve it the
same way ;)
Oh yeah, the log in remote trick works most of the time for me. I've
also got a couple wierd bugs floating around on my system that can cause
this. The biggest one is netscape, I find that it will corrupt my
XServer -- the color palettes, and most of the rest of the state memory
(including keyboard settings, ARGH!). This started about the time I
``upgraded'' to 4.6. Also, I found a really strange bug with my CD-ROM
drive, it is a generic ATAPI drive, and it isn't fully supported by the
kernel. Go figure, after a certain thresh hold of use, the CD-ROM will
hang my system in an atomic call. I still haven't rooted out where that
is -- I probably should.
Anyway, ditch communicator would be the best option. I'm about to do
some upgrades on my computer, and I'll also be doing a fresh install.
So instead of netscape, I'm going to try suffering through the latest
Mozilla milestone :) I heard it is getting rather usable. Anyone tried
it yet? Any Caveats about M14, any massive problems in the basic
interface or any showstopping bugs?
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