Win98 2.0b: crash on Help
urner at alumni.princeton.edu
Sun Sep 10 11:19:15 CEST 2000
Hey, many thanks! I remember reading that now, but didn't make the
mental connection to opening Help Docs with the Browser (slaps
forehead -- but yes, of course!). Turned off my NAV, and yes, all
Such _interesting_ bugs we get these days.
PS: I'm really liking the new functions in 2.0b BTW -- just wrote
a little paper about 'em, how to use when teaching pre-calculus
(the post is around here somewhere).
"Fredrik Lundh" <effbot at telia.com> wrote:
>Kirby Urner wrote:
>> In 2.0b IDLE 0.6 under Win98, when I select Help | Python Documentation,
>> I get an amazingly serious crash. A couple blue screens of death
>> followed by a switch into some undefined video mode. Have to reboot.
>> This is on an AMD K2 400, 128RAM, Voodoo3 graphics.
>from the 2.0 download page (in ludicrously small print at the bottom
>of the page):
> Incompatibility warning: Norton Antivirus 2000 can cause blue
> screen crashes on Windows 98 when a function in the os.popen*()
> family is invoked. To prevent this problem, disable Norton Antivirus
> when using Python. (Confirmed on Windows 98 Second Edition with
> Norton Antivirus version 6.10.20. The same Norton Antivirus version
> doesn't have this problem on Windows 2000. Norton Antivirus
> version 5 on Windows 98SE doesn't have this problem either.)
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