Subject: port-sparc/15418: Error messages scramble X background
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/29/2002 09:40:41
>Number:         15418
>Category:       port-sparc
>Synopsis:       Error messages scramble X background
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    port-sparc-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jan 29 09:41:00 PST 2002
>Originator:     Andrew Grillet
>Release:        1.5.2
Quickstart Technology Ltd
NetBSD utah.grillet.home 1.5.2 NetBSD 1.5.2 (UTAH) #2: Sun Jan 27 12:27:13 GMT 2002     root@utah.grillet.home:/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/UTAH sparc
Using fvwm95:
When an error occurs, such as "file not found" because a menu item maps to an app not yet built, or a SCSI error, a message appears on the screen, but not in a window - this scrambles the screen.
add a bogus menu item, and click on it
eg, add this to your .fvwm95rc in the

*FvwmButtons(Title barf, Icon rbomb.xpm, Action 'Exec barf')
(No application such as barf installed :-)

do startx
then click on the button

Obviously, you don't need to run fvwm95, but may need to have some kind of window manager, I don't know.