Subject: Re: Anyone have Linux Netscape working?
To: Jeff Thieleke <email@example.com>
From: Sujal Patel <smpatel@umiacs.UMD.EDU>
Date: 04/29/1996 14:09:18
On Mon, 29 Apr 1996, Jeff Thieleke wrote:
> I haven't tried 2.01, but Atlas PR1 & PR2 seem to work fine. But I have
> never been able to get Java to work, at all, with either the BSD/OS or
> Linux versions...
Starting with the Atlas release, Netscape became sensitive to a minor
bogon in the XFree86 distribution. The font.dir in
usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc includes fonts that do not exist in the many
people's XFree distribution. The result is that Java apps completely fail
to display. The fix for Atlas's BSD/OS binary is:
[From FreeBSD's /usr/ports/www/netscape3/pkg/DESCR]
Note: If Java applets fail to display. Type this as root:
chmod 444 fonts.dir
And then exit and restart your X server.