Subject: problems with X 4.1 xmessage?
To: None <>
From: Steve Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/25/2001 22:08:00
I just installed the XFree86 4.1 tarball from arch/i386/XF86-4.1.0-1.5.1
on a 1.5.2 machine.  If I type

	xmessage foo

I get a blank message box.  The same happens with

	xmessage 'foo

But if I type

	xmessage 'foo

I get a two-line display showing 'foo', but not the 'b'.

An older XFree86 4.1 on a -current machine (I don't remember where I 
got it from -- possibly -- but I didn't compile it myself) 
works just fine.  It also works on 1.5.2, in (very) limited testing, so 
I may just copy it over.  Has anyone else seen this behavior?

		--Steve Bellovin,