Solaris 7 OnLine Release Notes (SUNWrdm)

Web Browser May Hang or Crash With Solaris Web Start (4061657)

In some instances, a web browser may hang or crash while running Solaris Web Start. If this occurs, the Solaris Web Start session needs to be restarted.

Workaround: To Resume Using Solaris Web Start: What you do depends on the type of failure, and on where you were accessing Solaris Web Start. Select the appropriate option below.

Table 1-1 Resuming Solaris Web Start


Access from Remote System 

Access from System being Installed 

Browser vanishes 

Restart the browser and reconnect to the URL 

Choose Continue 

Browser hangs 

Kill the browser process (see below), and then restart the browser and reconnect to the URL originally provided. 

Kill the browser process (see below) and then choose Continue. 

To kill the browser process (HotJava is used here as an example), open a console window and type the command:

# ps -ef | grep java

The output of this command is as follows:

myname 11892   410  0 hh:mm:ss pts/x    0:00 grep java
myname 11878 11877 23 hh:mm:ss pts/x    X:XX /usr/java/bin/java ...

The first number in the second line is the process ID of the browser. To kill the process, type kill -9 followed by the process ID.

In this example, type:

# kill -9 11878