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It's not the theme. I tried some of the default themes that come with icewm like Infidel and still had this issue but, i must say not all have the problem. And this theme work in icewm 1.3.7 in slackware 14.0 but when i upgraded to slackware 14.1 now i have this problem on both icewm 1.3.7 and 1.3.8.
I could not duplicate this on my 14.1 installation and icewm built from SBo. Also, I wonder if stale libraries might have gotten left from 14.0. Just a thought, something to look into. One source of information, besides /var/log/Xorg.log.*, is the user's errorlog; mine is called ~/.xsession-errors set by /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession, though by default it is set from /etc/X11/Xsession.
I dont think its staled libraries because i had downloaded slackware 14.1 as iso image.
I checked for errors on the /var/log/Xorg.log but, found none.Also i too compiled mines from slackbuilds. Is the one you compile the 64 bit version?
Last edited by GreenFireFly; 02-02-2014 at 04:02 PM.
I'm experiencing this same problem right now using AMD's Catalyst graphics drivers. Before, I tried icewm with the open-source radeon drivers and it worked fine. Why this is happening I have no idea.
But I did find a way to get around the problem. I noticed that all the image files that were invisible were all of 1 pixel width. So, I modified the titlebar image files of the default icedesert theme (I just made them 2 pixels wide), and the titlebar is now looking the way it's supposed to.
Ok, just thought I'd mention that about stale libs, since you mentioned updating to 14.1 rather than a fresh install (but I may have jumped to conclusions in this case). My current home system runs 14.1 pure 64 bit, no multilib; so yes, built 64 bit icewm. I have done a little googling and I think that given that Conrad Troutman's fix sounds very familiar to ones I read about on the the icewm bugtracker. I wonder if some of the proprietary nvidia files got left behind, still causing you grief? Just thinking out loud.
Ok i can also confirm that if i resize the width of 1 pixel xpms to 2 pixels fixes the titlebar. I also noticed that some icons are not being show on the taskbar. Only icons that are in the /usr/share/icewm/icons directory seem to work. Does anyone know if this is a icewm problem or a Slackware problem?