Bug 99218 - Xserver does not correctly return the background image of the Root Window
Summary: Xserver does not correctly return the background image of the Root Window
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 6253
Alias: None
Product: XQuartz
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: 2.7.8 (xserver-1.16.4)
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Mac OS X (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
QA Contact: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-12-29 07:16 UTC by Dietmar M. Zettl
Modified: 2016-12-31 21:34 UTC (History)
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Description Dietmar M. Zettl 2016-12-29 07:16:09 UTC
I'm using Xquartz to connect via XDMP to a FreeBSD 10.3 machine with CDE 2.2.4 installed. I want to use xrootconsole to display /var/log/messages transparently on the X root window. However, this does not work as expected. Instead of copying the background image of the root window, a black background is displayed. Using Xming on a Windows 10 machine to connect to the FreeBSD box yields the expected behavior. The content of the /var/log/messages is transparently placed onto the root window. So, I suspect something’s wrong with the XCopyArea implementation in the XServer, since this is the function xrootconsole uses. I also tried version 2.7.11 with the exact same result.
Comment 1 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2016-12-31 21:34:05 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 6253 ***

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