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                          Netscape 3.04Gold (X11)

As of 3.0b5, the Netscape Navigator comes only in gzip format.  Though gzip
is available on many Unix systems, some (for whatever reason) may not have
it.  If this is the case on your system, you can download a pre-built gzip
binary (and/or source) from the URL

 * To unpack a gzip-compressed tar file into the current directory, use some 
   variation of the following command:

       gzip -dc the-file.tar.gz | tar -xvf -

The CoolTalk helper application is no longer included in the Navigator
distribution.  CoolTalk is now individually available for download in

Release notes for this version of Netscape are available on-line.  After
starting the program, select "Release Notes" from the "Help" menu.  This
will take you to the URL

which lists new features and known problems of this release.

To submit bugs or other feedback, use the "How To Give Feedback" option, also
on the "Help" menu, which will take you to the URL

If for some reason you cannot submit feedback using that form, you may send
email to  Please be as specific as possible about the 
version of Netscape you are using, and the hardware and version of the OS.
If possible, include a test case for the problem, including a URL.

                          Configuration Notes

Configuration Files from Version 1.12 or earlier:

          If you are migrating from Netscape Navigator Version 1.12 or
          earlier, a new directory is created in which configuration files
          are placed.  This directory is called `$HOME/.netscape'.  Existing
          1.12 or earlier configuration information is copied into this
          directory upon first execution of Netscape.  A dialog is presented
          asking whether or not you would like to automatically delete your
          1.12 files.

          If you do not choose to delete the old files, then they will
          continue to be used by older versions of Netscape, but versions
          newer than 1.12 will never touch them.

          If you have a file or directory in $HOME called .netscape, you
          should rename it prior to running this version.  If you don't,
          it will be renamed for you, to `.netscape.BAK'.


          Please see the Release Notes for important information on 
          configuring and using Netscape Mail.  Knowing how to configure
          and use Netscape Mail will prevent you from losing mail messages.

Java Applet Support:

          Java Applet support is available for all Unix platforms.

          To run Java applets with the Java-enabled version, the Navigator
          needs to be able to load Java class files from a file called
          java_301.  This file is included in the distribution, but must
          be moved to any of these directories:

                The current directory

          If you were running Java with an earlier version of the Netscape
          Navigator, you need to replace your old file, or old
          moz*.zip file with the new java_301 file supplied in this

          YOU SHOULD NOT UNZIP THE java_301 FILE.

Netscape Plug-in Support:

          Netscape Plug-in support is available on SunOS 4.1.3, Solaris 2.3,
          Solaris 2.4, HP-UX, IRIX, OSF/1, and Linux.

          A default plug-in ( is included in the
          distribution (except for Linux due to restrictions about using
          Motif).  You should install this plug-in in either:


          More information about Unix plug-ins is available at:


InSoft CoolTalk Helper Application:

          CoolTalk is available for Solaris 2.3, Solaris 2.4, SunOS 4.1,
          HP-UX, OSF/1, and IRIX.  To install CoolTalk, extract the contents
          of the CoolTalk tar file and run from the cooltalk
          directory.  For more information, see cooltalk/README.  This file
          also contains important troubleshooting information.

                          Installation Instructions

Installation of Netscape is very simple: unpack the tar file, and run the
resultant executable.  But there are, of course, a few exceptions....

          Netscape requires AIX 3.2.5 with the X11R5 and Motif 1.2 libraries.
          If you are running an older version of the operating system, you 
          will get undefined symbols at run-time; unfortunately, the only 
          solution is to upgrade to a more recent version of the OS.

SunOS 4.1:
          The SunOS 4.1 package comes with two executables: netscape and
          netscape_dns.  This is because SunOS uses two different,
          incompatible methods of resolving host names (Domain Name Service,
          and Network Information Service, formerly known as Yellow Pages.)
          Only one of these executables needs to be installed on an
          individual site.

          It is usually possible to configure your YP/NIS server to consult
          a DNS server for resolution of hosts not in the YP maps.  Consult
          your system administrator for details.

          If the Navigator is crashing under OpenWindows 3.0, make sure you
          have all of the relevant patches, including patch 100444.

Solaris 2.4:
          The Solaris 2.4 Navigator is dynamically linked with the X and
          Motif libraries. If the Motif dynamic libraries are not properly
          installed, the Navigator will exit with this error:

 netscape: fatal: can't open file: errno=2

          Installing Motif dynamic libraries will get the navigator working.
          If you cannot install the Motif libraries, you can run the
          Navigator for Solaris 2.3 on your Solaris 2.4 machine.

SunOS 4.1 and BSD/386:
          These distributions also includes a directory called "nls".  This
          directory is a standard part of the MIT X11R5 distribution, but
          is not included with X11R4- or X11R6-based systems (such as
          OpenWindows 3.0 or earlier, and XFree86 3.1 or later.)

          On these systems, Netscape has been linked against X11R5 (because
          Motif 1.2.4 has some bad bugs in conjunction with X11R6.)
          Unfortunately, X11R5 has one rather serious bug, which is that if
          this "nls" directory does not exist, the program will dump core
          any time you try to copy, or paste to or from a text field!

          So, if you don't have the "nls" directory on your system, you will
          need to install it first.  Here is where Netscape looks for it 
          (these default pathnames are hardcoded into the executable):

                SunOS 4.1:  /usr/lib/X11/nls/
                BSD/386:    /usr/X11/lib/X11/nls/

          If you choose not to create the directory there, then you must
          set the XNLSPATH environment variable to the directory where you
          did install it.

NetBSD, FreeBSD:
          We have been told (but have not verified) that the BSD/386 binaries
          will work on x86 systems running NetBSD 1.0 or FreeBSD 2.0 (but
          not FreeBSD

 * Included with all distributions is a file called XKeysymDB.  Without this
   file, many warnings about "unknown keysyms" will be generated when the
   program starts up, and most keyboard equivalents won't work.  This is a
   general problem with running Motif programs on systems not configured for
   Motif, and so will be necessary on most Sun systems.

   This file is included with all packages because some systems have an older
   version of this file, so you may still get some warnings.  The XKeysymDB
   file normally goes in /usr/lib/X11/XKeysymDB or /usr/openwin/lib/XKeysymDB,
   but you can override that with XKEYSYMDB environment variable.

 * Also included with all distributions is a file called, which
   lists the default resources which are built in to the program.  It is
   not necessary to install this; it is provided for informational purposes.
   See the comment at the top of for more information.

 * If you get a "Cannot locate host" dialog at startup, this is a sign of
   problems related to name resolution.  If you're on a Sun, see the comments
   above about the two executables.

 * If you get a "Cannot connect to host" dialog at startup, it could mean that
   you are behind a firewall, and need to tell Netscape about your SOCKS or
   proxy server.  See Options Menu -> Network... -> Proxies, or consult your
   system administrator.

 * Please read the release notes under "Help -> Release Notes".  This
   document is updated as problems are found, so please check it before 
   reporting a bug.

 * And remember, it's spelled N-e-t-s-c-a-p-e, but it's pronounced "Mozilla."