nedit gives X-error of failed request - also issues with (x)emacs

Wed Nov 12 12:45:00 GMT 2008

Maarten Vanneste wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have just updated my cygwin settings, something I do on a weekly
> basis. This typically goes without any trouble. Now I have noticed
> that there was a substantial update on X11. After the update, the
> nedit editor fails to operate, returning the following error message:
> X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
> Major opcode of failed request: 70 (X_PolyFillRectangle)
> Serial number of failed request: 289
> Current serial number in output stream: 299
> (The last two numbers change after rebooting).

nedit needs rebuilding with a patch to work around an issue in lesstif with
the latest X server.

It appears this hasn't happened yet.

If I am understanding this mail [1] correctly, until this happens, you can
work around the issue by having XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS in your enviroment,
e.g. try running nedit like this...

$ nedit

and this appears to work for me when I try it.


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