gaim 'BadWindow' crashes fixed
Mon Jul 5 19:48:00 GMT 2004
I've been having the same problem:
Every time I float my mouse pointer over a widget that produces a
bubble-help-text, gaim would exit with a X crash.
This would only happen when tunneling X over SSH from a Windows box
running Cygwin to a Linux box where gaim executes.
It turns out that the key to avoiding this is invoking the SSH
connection with the '-Y' option, and NOT the '-X' option, like this -
ssh -C -Y firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again, after a lot of searching (and swearing) it was Harold L.
Hunt who came up with the answer:
PS - I KNOW that this is obviously OLD news, but I only ended up
stumbling on the solution almost by chance, and I thought it was worth
repeating here, in case someone else is having the same problem.
PPS - Now if I could only get the WindowMaker Preferences Utility to
display its icons, I'd be halfway home.
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