XSetWindowBackgroundPixmap fails

Owen Taylor otaylor at redhat.com
Wed Nov 8 11:08:06 PST 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-08 at 10:05 -0800, Geoffrey Leach wrote:
> I'm attempting to debug a problem with a graphics display program (qiv,  
> if that matters) which I did not write. When I moved my installation  
> from Fedora Core 5 to Fedora Core 6, XSetWindowBackgroundPixmap fails,  
> with the following message from the server:
>    Gdk-ERROR **: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
>    serial 114 error_code 8 request_code 2 minor_code 0
> The man page for XSetWindowBackgroundPixmap says:
>    BadMatch  Some argument or pair of arguments has the correct type and
>              range but fails to match in some other way required by the
>              request.
>    BadMatch  An InputOnly window locks this attribute.
> I've verified that the window was created with a class of InputOutput.
> The major change in moving from FC5 to FC6 was moving to X version  
> 7.1.1. The other libraries involved are gtk+-1.2.10 and imlib-1.9.13,  
> neither of which have changes substantially (both legacy).
> I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to proceed with debugging the  
> problem.

Presumably a depth mismatch.
					- owen

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