Browser crashes when clicking on the news links in the centre of the home page



15 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: outrider, Assigned: joshua.xia)



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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007

When one of the four news links that are presented in the centre of the homepage are clicked, mozilla-1.5 crashes.  I downloaded
mozilla-1.5 in tar.gz format and have installed it in
/usr/local/mozilla-1.5/mozilla/ on a RedHat 8 system.  I have been using
mozilla-1.4 on this same system, also a tar.gz download, and also in /usr/local
without any issues with clicking the news links on the home page.
 In fact, I just tested this and 1.4 works fine (I leave immediately previous
versions of mozilla installed on my system, just in case a situation like this

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to the ninemsn home page at
2. Click on one of the four news links featured prominently in the centre of the
web page.
3. The mozilla 1.5 browser will crash.

Actual Results:  
I have repeatedly tried the above steps with mozilla 1.5 and every time, on each
of the four links, it crashes.  I just upgraded today from mozilla 1.4 and have
left mozilla 1.4 installed.  Testing this problem with 1.4 has not produced the
same behaviour.  This is a new problem with mozilla 1.5

Expected Results:  
Mozilla should have opened one of the news articles featured on the home page.

There are advertisements on the pages that should open when clicking the links
for the featured news articles on the home page.  It may be worth
looking at these advertisements to see if they are contributing to the crashes
(then again, this may be completely and utterly unrelated).
What Java plugin are you using?

Comment 2

15 years ago
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.4.2-b28

Comment 3

15 years ago
It just crashed again with the java shell that ClarkConnect uses as part of its
web admin tool!
Assignee: general → joshua.xia
Component: Browser-General → Java: OJI

Comment 5

15 years ago
Upgrading to the latest JRE (and symbolicly linking to the plugin) fixes this
issue.  However, it should be noted that I had upgraded to the latest JRE in
order to use Mozilla 1.4, and thought that this would work with Mozilla 1.5 as well.
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8 years ago
Component: Java: OJI → Java: OJI
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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