Solaris 2.5.1 problems

Mike Boilen mgb at
Mon Nov 23 08:32:02 PST 1998

I have a similar problem with afterstep under solaris 2.6.  I just tried
it with fvwm and I have similar problems.  I remember investigating the
problem using gdb a little while ago, and it appears that something
isn't initialized correctly when using the solaris version of Kaffe
(Kaffe uses some value that is initialized to something along the lines
of MAX_INT rather than a sane value like size of screen).  BTW the
dimensions of the window created are something like 15000x20 (where 20
is the size of the window title bar).  Sorry I can't be of more help.
Oh ya, and the size is the only thing screwed up in my case (or at least
as far as I can tell).


On Mon, Nov 23, 1998 at 04:06:31AM +0100, peter at wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Nov 1998, Ron Searls wrote:
> >I'm trying to get kaffe running on Solaris 2.5.1 with the CDE windowing
> >environment.  I'm using GNU cc 2.8.1, GNU make 2.77 and GNU ld .  I'm
> >building kaffe using the Nov. 17 kaffe-snap distribution.  When I run test
> >applications (not applets) such as CatalogViewer and FingerD, the graphics/
> >windows are messed up.  Typically the window's horizontal width is the
> >entire screen.  Vertically I have one app which has a totally closed
> >window, and one which is totally open (fills the entire screen).  Icons are
> >not drawn.  The mouse is tracked, but not always with great accuracy.  If I
> >run these same apps with Sun's JRE, they seem to work OK.
> Hmm, seems you have serious window manager trouble. Can you switch to another
> WM to check if it is CDE-related? Does it happen with *all* apps (esp. a simple
> Frame test), or just with the ones you mentioned? Please dump also coordinates
> in wnd.c createWndow() / wndSetFrameBounds(), to see if this might be caused by
> layout. The whole layout/validation scheme is currently reworked, but the old
> one shouldn't produce your bugs, too.
> -- Peter

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