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Old 03-13-2008, 01:55 PM   #1
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Current tree -- X issues: xmms and nedit fail to start + more


About 2 weeks ago I upgraded my Slack-Current and the same day (around May 9th) I had the following problems.

1) xmms fails to start:
root@mrlinux:~# xmms
Gdk-ERROR **: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
serial 2482 error_code 8 request_code 72 minor_code 0
Gdk-ERROR **: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
serial 2483 error_code 8 request_code 72 minor_code 0

2) nedit fails to start:
root@mrlinux:~# nedit
X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Major opcode of failed request: 70 (X_PolyFillRectangle)
Serial number of failed request: 321
Current serial number in output stream: 331

3) Whenever I go to another console and flip back to my primary X session, whatever is in the cut/paste buffer gets pasted without me middle clicking.

Example: If I leave an xterm open at a prompt and highlight someword from the 'fortune' and go to my 1st console (CTRL-ALT-F1), then go back to my X console (ALT-F5), that word will get pasted into the prompt.

If I have processes running with a dialog to (C)ancel it, sometimes my jobs will get cancelled on me if I happen to have anything in the buffer with the letter C in it. I have to try to remember to leave an xterm up to take the incoming garbage from screen switching, or select a 'space' somewhere (even that can hurt) a dialog box.

This also wreaks havoc when I play WoW. I play WoW on another X session (started by an icon on my main KDE desktop) so I can flip back and forth with ease, but when I flip back I get 3 or more WoW sessions loaded as it seems to reclick the icon on my primary desktop. For the last 2 weeks I nulled out the program name in the icon and use an xterm to start WoW and watch the paste errors when I flip back and forth.

Any help?
 
Old 03-13-2008, 01:57 PM   #2
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and just a note. When I had the probs with xmms and nedit, I assumed libraries may have changed so I tried recompiling nedit. Same result. Compiled fine but wont launch.
 
Old 03-13-2008, 04:57 PM   #3
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Just a place to start, but why are you running them as root?
 
Old 03-13-2008, 07:31 PM   #4
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FYI, XMMS support has been removed
Slackware has switched to Amarok (if you use KDE) or Audacious for now
if you want to use XMMS, then i guess you will have to try for XMMS2
 
Old 03-13-2008, 08:13 PM   #5
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Actually there is a newer version of xmms released late last year that works great with slackware. You can get a build script for it from slackbuilds.org. I like xmms a lot, it supports all the file types I use including shorten which audacious and amarok don't support.
 
Old 03-13-2008, 08:29 PM   #6
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A google search suggests that the nedit bug is related to using the composite extension. Try starting nedit with the following command:

XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 nedit
 
Old 03-14-2008, 08:01 AM   #7
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FYI, XMMS support has been removed
XMMS is no longer included with Slackware, but that certainly doesn't mean you can't install it and use it if you like.
 
Old 03-14-2008, 10:07 AM   #8
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That's what i'm trying to say (sorry if it's confusing)
 
Old 03-14-2008, 12:04 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jimX86 View Post
A google search suggests that the nedit bug is related to using the composite extension. Try starting nedit with the following command:

XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 nedit
Thank you so much. That made nedit AND xmms work now!

Reading up on Transparency extensions now.

How about the odd pasting problem while switching consoles? Anyone else have that issue?
 
Old 03-15-2008, 02:35 PM   #10
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Well, I'll throw out a guess... I think maybe gpm is not correctly handling the middle mouse button. Check out the FAQ at /usr/doc/gpm-1.20.1/FAQ.

To get a list of all of the available mouse types, enter "/usr/sbin/gpm -t help".

Try a couple of those options in /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm. Maybe start with changing the -t option to "-t ms" or "-t ms+". Make your changes, then restart the daemon with "/etc/rc.d/rc.gpm restart".
 
Old 03-15-2008, 11:24 PM   #11
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I dont run gpm - though maybe I should...
 
  


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