strange error when launching gimp

Ralph Thomas ralpht at
Fri Oct 8 14:07:46 PDT 2004

You say that Composite is disabled, but it's still worth seeing if
this fixes anything:

$ gimp

Information on what that means is in the release notes:


On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 20:39:34 +0200, Dexter Filmore <dexter.filmore at> wrote:
> $ gimp
> The program 'gimp' received an X Window System error.
> This probably reflects a bug in the program.
> The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'.
>   (Details: serial 17618 error_code 8 request_code 59 minor_code 0)
>   (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
>    that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
>    To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
>    option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
>    backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
> XOrg 6.8.1, Composite disabled.
> I don't have the slightest clue, what serial 17618 error_code 8 request_code
> 59 minor_code 0 means.
> Help?
> Dex

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