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Old 06-08-2005, 02:57 AM   #1
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Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
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"X Error of failed request" using FC2


I just installed FC2 on my computer (I had no other choice due to compatibility
reasons) and tried to run a Motif program I wrote. It compiled without problems,
but when I try to run it I get a message:

X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 55 (X_CreateGC)
Value in failed request: 0x4400043
Serial number of failed request: 272
Current serial number in output stream: 421

This program was working well on the RH 6.1 and 7.3, Solaris 2.4 and 2.5, and
also on MacOS X. Does anyone have a clue as what might be the trouble?
I have a Sempron with onboard Radeon 9250 (I am using the VESA generic driver
with backingstore enabled).

Thanks, aless
Old 06-08-2005, 05:26 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Calgary Canada
Distribution: Mandriva 10 / LE 2005
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Exactly same thing happened to me today, i was reading notes in KGostView and by mistake i typed 1000 in change size combo box, and it gave me
X Error of failed request:  BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request:  70 (X_PolyFillRectangle)
  Resource id in failed request:  0x4c0bb84
  Serial number of failed request:  20
  Current serial number in output stream:  22
it works with lower values like 100 200 etc.
i dont have solution to your question but it looks like X cannot process some large values. Hope other members will make it clear

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