Netscape Crashes Frequently

Netscape shouldn't crash, if it and the network are properly
configured. Some things to check:

* Make sure that the MOZILLA_HOME environment variable is correctly
set. If you installed Netscape under /usr/local/netscape/, for
example, that should be the value of MOZILLA_HOME. Set it from the
command line (e.g, "export MOZILLA_HOME="/usr/local/netscape""
under bash or add it to one your personal or system initialization
files. Refer to the manual page for your shell for details.
* If you have a brand-new version of Netscape, try a previous
version, in case the run-time libraries are slightly incompatible.
For example, if Netscape version 4.75 is installed (type "netscape
--version" at the shell prompt), try installing version 4.7. All
versions are archived at ftp://ftp.netscape.com/.
* Netscape uses its own Motif and Java Runtime Environment
libraries. If a separate version of either is installed on your
system, ensure that they aren't interfering with Netscape's
libraries; e.g., by un-installing them.
* Make sure that Netscape can connect to its default name servers.
The program will appear to freeze and time out after several
minutes if it can't. This indicates a problem with the system's
Internet connection; likely, the system can't connect to other
sites, either.



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