Bug#366355: #366355: Bad pixmaps in some cases here, too
I was browsing debian-x archives and came across mention of this bug,
and realized I just saw the "garbled pixmap" form of it a few days ago...
Xavier Bestel wrote:
> FWIW I think it's with the X libs in sarge, because I often have
> troubles when I ssh -X from a RedHat box to my sarge box, then to my sid
> So the sid X server isn't involved here.
> My problems are sometimes X errors, but more often "wrong pixmaps", i.e.
> some GTK widgets are displaying the wrong icon, or some random portion
> of another pixmap.
On Friday (I think) I was sitting at an AMD64 workstation running
Debian/etch, logged in with ssh -X to an x86 workstation running
Debian/sarge. Running Thunderbird on the Sarge machine (i.e. X server
on amd64/etch, client on i386/sarge), the Thunderbird icons were all
garbled, as were the displays of any image attachments in the email viewer.
Peculiarly enough, running Firefox over the same connection experienced
no such problems: both web browser images and icons were fine. Also,
double-clicking the attachment icons for attached images in Thunderbird
pops up the images in an ImageMagick "display" window, where they looked
fine also. I didn't try Thunderbird again to see if the problem was
Unfortunately I am now across the country from both machines in
question, so this email is probably not much more use to you than a "me,
too"... I can send the XF86Config-4 and xorg.conf files for both
machines if that would be of any use.
Kevin B. McCarty <firstname.lastname@example.org> Physics Department
WWW: http://www.princeton.edu/~kmccarty/ Princeton University
GPG: public key ID 4F83C751 Princeton, NJ 08544