x.org and GTK+ 1.x progs
rene at rocklinux-consulting.de
Tue Aug 31 10:41:05 PDT 2004
René Rebe wrote:
> Ralph Thomas wrote:
>> setenv XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS 1
>> export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1
>> 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...).
> 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.
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