Summary: netscape 2.0 scrolling problems

From: Eric S Johnson (
Date: Thu Feb 15 1996 - 07:10:13 CST

My original post:

>On my sparc 5's with 24 bit tcx screens, netscape 2.0 does not
>scroll correctly. It leaves "after images".
>Is this a netscape bug or a solaris bug?
>OS = Solaris 2.4 hardware 11/94 + patches + recommended patches
>From dmesg:
>SUNW,tcx0 at sbus0: SBus slot 0 0x800000 and SBus slot 0 0x2000000 and SBus
>slot 0 0x4000000 and SBus slot 0 0x6000000 and SBus slot 0 0xa000000 and SBus
>slot 0 0xc000000 and SBus slot 0 0xe000000 and SBus slot 0 0x701000 and SBus
>slot 0 0x200000 and SBus slot 0 0x301000 and SBus slot 0 0x0 and SBus slot 0
>0x240000 and SBus slot 0 0x280000 SBus level 5 sparc ipl 9
>SUNW,tcx0 is /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000/SUNW,tcx@0,800000
>tcx0: revision 1, screen 1152x900

It turns out this is a known solaris 2.4 bug. It can be worked around
by starting the xserver with the -nominexp option.

It is probably cured by these patches (though I haven't tested this yet)

101923-08: Solaris 2.4: TCX Jumbo patch
102057-25: OpenWindows 3.4: Server (Xsun) Jumbo Patch
101753-17: XGL 3.1: XGL Jumbo Patch

Which are available at and

Thanks to:

tim@Access.COM (Tim Wort) (Greg Kranz)
"Daniel J Blander - Sr. Systems Engineer for ACS" <>
Casper Dik <casper@Holland.Sun.COM>
John Rosenberg <>
"Michael R. Zika" <>
Phil Poole <>
Phil Antoine <antoine@RadOnc.Duke.EDU> (Stephen Harris)


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