2427Re: [jasspa] 20090909 Linux, window height = entire screen
- Sep 26, 2009Tom Hundt wrote:
> Hi, I'm having the following issue running the 20090909 release on CentOS Linux.Hi Tom,
> Upon running the X11 version of the program, the window height expands
> to fill the entire screen, top to bottom. $frame-depth gets set
> accordingly (79, in my case).
> And, even weirder, the width. The first time it might be at 80, then
> when I exit and rerun it, it's 67, then like 30, then like 20, then
> like 8, then goes back to 80. Strange!
> It also resets to a tall+skinny size when I switch color schemes. I
> think it does a general "reset" of the display part of things when you
> switch schemes. It's this resetting that is guessing the size
> parameters wrong.
> It does it even without running company files. (I.e., just the
> default macros.) But, if I run the binary from the build directory
> (i.e., MEPATH not set, so it can't find *any* of the macro files), it
> works okay (and complains it can't find "me" i.e., me.emf -- as
> expected.). So, right now I'm guessing it's something in the macro
> files and/or the registry that's causing the problem.
> Q. How do you find out what the current registry file is? (in my case
> typically ~/.jasspa/thundt.erf -- but how to confirm?) This doesn't
> seem to be in any variable.
> I've been grepping for "-depth" (window-depth and frame-depth) in the
> macro files but haven't figured out which one it is. I'm wondering if
> it could be the registry. If I wipe mine out, it comes up with a
> window 30 x <screen-height> with the user-setup page in it.
> Workaround is to manually set the $frame-depth to something
> reasonable, or move+resize the window. (Actually I have a macro that
> cycles through a few common width x depth combinations for me.)
> The weird thing about my setup is that it's a 3 monitors wide desktop.
> X11 client is Cygwin/X X Server 1.5.3 (20090222), ultimately on top of
> WinXP latest updates.
> Linux info is this:
> Linux <hostname_removed> 2.6.18-128.1.10.el5xen #1 SMP Thu May 7
> 11:07:18 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> Any ideas?
You are not alone. I have seen this on Ubuntu 9.04 as well and am trying
to figure out what it is. I don't think that there is a problem with
with the macros because I run on Solaris all of the time and never have
this problem. Solaris is well behaved, seems to be a new Linux thing.
I have seen this problem on Linux even when I am using an .Xdefaults
file which should over-ride everything. However when I am running a ssh
-X session back to a Solaris X-Client then everything is fine again. Run
on native Linux then it can sometimes be fine and other times it can be
miss-behaved and like you say go full screen. Gut feeling is there is
something changed in Xorg which is causing a bad value to be returned
and messing things up.
Will have to take this more seriously and see if I can track it down.
Glad to know it is not just me. Will keep you informed.
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