Solaris 2.5.1 problems

Ron Searls rsearls at
Mon Nov 23 08:59:00 PST 1998

I just tried the same apps in the Open Windows environment.  Unlike CDE,
they appear not to have a right boundary (15,000 is very large!)


>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
>> WM to check if it is CDE-related? Does it happen with *all* apps (esp. a
>> Frame test), or just with the ones you mentioned? Please dump also
>> 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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