xdmx: gtk applications fail to display text, render-related
Submitted by Samuel Thibault
Assigned to dmx..@..op.org
I have setup an Xdmx X display, but gtk applications fail to display any text, so I get mostly empty windows. firefox and chromium do manage to render text though.
I have found http://blog.sumostyle.net/2008/10/xdmx-rendering-issues-gtk-qt-and-others/ and thus tried -norender, it indeed fixes displaying text in the gtk applications. As expected, some graphical operations become sluggish. The quickfix patch proposed there doesn't fix anything for me, but I guess that patch was related to https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7555 which was fixed a long time ago.
Also, notably, even with the -norender option, gedit fails to start: (gedit:5359): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'gedit' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'. (Details: serial 139 error_code 11 request_code 78 (core protocol) minor_code 0) (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously; that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it. To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.) zsh: trace trap gedit
Version: 7.7 (2012.06)