noob's question alert: argb visual not found

Daniel Stone daniel at
Thu Feb 18 07:19:57 PST 2010


On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 02:15:01PM +0530, Amit Pundir wrote:
> 2010/2/18 Michel Dänzer <michel at>:
> > As I pointed out to you on IRC, you can't use CopyFromParent for the
> > window depth/visual because you want to use a different depth/visual
> > than the root window's. Why did you post here without at least fixing
> > that?
> >
> > After you left, Daniel Stone mentioned there being more questionable
> > things about the code, but I haven't looked beyond the above.
> I didn't use the root window attributes this time and it worked. Thanks.
> Do we maintain the IRC log for #xorg-devel channel so that I can look
> into Daniel Stone's suggestions? A quick google search didn't give me
> any information.

From what I remember, it looks like the code was randomly copy and
pasted from possibly several places: you claimed in the flags to be
setting many attributes, but most of the WindowAttributes structure was
uninitialised garbage.  Certainly BackPixel wasn't initialised, you were
forcing the colourmap to be zero, etc.

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