Pidgin in KDE4

Vladimir Lushnikov vladimir at
Sat Jan 12 15:12:10 EST 2008


I'm able to confirm the error here (KDE trunk build from 4th Jan just
after the tagging). Here's the error:

The program 'pidgin' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'.
  (Details: serial 3193 error_code 8 request_code 2 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 --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

This error is very annoying, in fact - because pidgin is not the only
application to exhibit this problem. Other applications include Xchat,
Exaile and even TaskCoach. Xchat is a GTK application, Exaile seems to
be using PyGTK and TaskCoach uses WxPython. This kind of problem is
exactly the kind of thing plasma would cause (and probably shows a bug
in Gtk or even the X server relating to ARGB visuals). For the record,
setting XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 does nothing.

Not really sure where to file such a bug - but this is probably not
pidgin's fault :-)

Vladimir Lushnikov
Vladimir Lushnikov (Vlad#) - The Art of Trust

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