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Can't get NetScape to work under StartX

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When I try to start NetScape under Slakware's  X-windows it takes me out of X and back to the prompt.  Why would this happen?  I know I have X set up correclty
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Question by:apprentice071798
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by:marcelofr
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May be a library problem. You get a message from Xserver, don't you?


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by:ahoffmann
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Could you please post you .xinitrc or whereever your netscape command resides (probably there is a ampersand (&) at the wrong place).
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by:m4rc
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i just installed netscape on my slackware today.  one of the notes in the readme, like marce said, was that it may need newer libc ( i think it was libc).  what version of slackware r u running?  does it give you any error msgs, on screen or in /var/log/debug or messages, etc?
 

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by:rasp
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Which Netscape are you using?
If it is 4.5, perhaps it requires libc6,
which Slackware doesn't support.
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by:drasin
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look at the xerrors file, probablu in var/log. This could contain usefull info.  I have never had an app knock me out of x-windows so I don't have much insight, but the xerrors log is where I would start.
p.s.  you are launching netscape from a command line, I assume?
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After you install Netscape by running ./ns-install (after un tar-zxfv the file) and you install netcape in /usr/local/netcape go to that dir and type netscape & and netscape should start up fine.

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