Re: [dev] dwm: can't open aterm/xterm

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 10:47:33 +0200

On 24 August 2011 16:27, Bruce Bauman <> wrote:
> I am running dwm as the window manager under TinyCore Linux, and have a
> keymapping set up to launch an aterm. It fails with the error:
> X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
>  Major opcode of failed request:  20 (X_GetProperty)
>  Resource id in failed request:  0x1000032
>  Serial number of failed request:  26
>  Current serial number in output stream:  26
> With other window managers (e.g. fvwm4) this works fine.
> I know it has to be something stupid, but what am I doing wrong?

I can't comment without looking at your config.h and how the key
binding is set up. Also which version of dwm are you using and have
you applied any patches?

> Note: I also get dwm: missing fontset: ISO8859-1 when I start dwm, but
> I'm assuming this is irrelevant.

If you are using UTF8 and see all ususal latin1 glyphs with your
configured font, then you can ignore this. If you only get white boxes
for normal characters of latin1, I would suspect there is something
dodgy with this tiny core distro to fix.

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