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Old 11-18-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
Muraii
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X Window Background Redraw Error


Hi there,

I've got an odd issue, and I'm not sure if it's a problem with X, xterm, OpenBox (my window manager), or my video driver. In .Xdefaults, I set my xterm background to black, but when I launch a new xterm window, there's a white border of about 15-20 pixels where there shouldn't be one. The presence of the border is independent of , but it looks like different OpenBox themes show different widths of this of this border.

Moreover, if I issue a "clear" command, the whole terminal window has a white background; and if I have a window overlapping a terminal window and then move it, the previously-overlapped area is white. This is independent of what is set as my foreground color: it's always redrawn as white, and it's always a white border.

When I run a console application, like irssi, which redraws the whole console screen, the border goes away, and thereafter that terminal window behaves like I want it to. I can, for instance, open a terminal window with the border as described above, launch mutt, exit mutt, and then do any combination of resizing, clearing, and overlapping and (so far as I've tested) not see any of this funky behavior.

I've operated with this installation of OpenBox for a while and haven't had the issue, but some of that time I've had a white background set, so I wouldn't have noticed anyway. In that timeframe, I've changed video cards, so it might be the card (Radeon 9000) and/or the driver (radeon). Before I decide which path to follow for troubleshooting, though, I thought I'd throw this out to see if anyone else has had similar issues.

Thanks,

Daniel
 
Old 11-19-2007, 01:11 PM   #2
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Maybe try the reset command.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 06:48 PM   #3
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Maybe try the reset command.
Appreciate it, but this doesn't work either. I guess I'll just have to go with a white background color scheme, much as I'm loathe to.

Thanks,

Daniel
 
Old 11-20-2007, 08:51 PM   #4
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Fixed

It appears to have been something that was oddly set and not correctly unset when switching OpenBox themes with ObConf. Choosing a different theme fixed it. The strange thing is, I did all of that the other day, too; but I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth.

Daniel
 
  


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