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Java Grey Windows/Blank Windows/Sun are stupid

Hi list,

let me first say that Sun are incredibly stupid. I mean really. Astoundingly
stupid. Stultifingly stupid.

This bug


has been closed. Which is wrong, this bug should really be open, because it
ain't fixed. I'm using a non-reparenting WM (XMonad) and since they've been so
incredibly unprofessional to hard-code a list of supported WMs into their code
- or something like it - and XMonad is (like any other tiling WM) not part of
that list, it's no good. Anyways, they're relying on all WMs to be reparenting,
which is brain dead. If a WM is not showing up as supported, windows are painted
grey. No widgets, no buttons, no way to interact.

This has been a known problem for a while. A long while. There exist several
workarounds. One of them is to change the toolkit like this:

AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit java SomeApp.class

This is wrong, doesn't always work and has bad side effects. It's not working in
my case anyways.

There was another workaround which I remember having employed several times
successfully already - but I don't remember the details and after a frustrating
Google search it seems the instructions are nowhere to be found.

It involved sed -i'ing some obscure java-x-lib and removing xinerama extensions
and replacing them with something else, like a dummy parameter. But all this
relys on accurate information about how to do it and I don't know it. Maybe
those are really two unrelated things (one having to do with WM-names, the other
with Xinerama extensions being compiled into X libs..) but I think they were at
least connected. I have xinerama. I need it.

Does any one of you happen to remember how to resolve this frustration of mine?
I really need that java app (and I need to use commercial sun-jre for that) and
this app really relys on its GUI and I'm really short on time now. I would be
really thankful if anyone could point me in the right direction.

Thanks, and sorry for bothering you with my questions about commercial packages

PS: I'm using jre 1.6.0_04

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