x.org and GTK+ 1.x progs

René Rebe rene at rocklinux-consulting.de
Tue Aug 31 10:41:05 PDT 2004


René Rebe wrote:

> Ralph Thomas wrote:
>> Try:
>> or:
>> before running the program. I think GTK+ programs usually try to grab
>> the "best" visual (and in this case it seems like it's not compatible
>> with another visual the program decided to use somewhere...).
> Yes.
> However only some gtk+ applications are affected. XMMS works fine here, 
> But other ugly stuff like e.g. xzgv (some ugly image viever) does manage 
> to hard freeze my iBook (Radeon, PowerPC obviously). I'm currently 
> writing something important on the box so I'll try later if the 
> environment variable does prevent X to hard freeze the machine. I'll 
> also review if the same happens on my IA-32 box (and so is a generic 
> issue e.g. in the radeon driver?).

Ok, the update: exporting XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS on the iBook does 
prevent the X server from freezing the machine. Xzgv works then.

However, on the IA-32 box it also works without exporting the variable - 
it is just slower but does not freeze the box.

Have fun,

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