Re: [dwm] Greyish blobs

From: Sebastian Goll <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 13:05:45 +0200

On Sun, 17 Jun 2007 11:27:11 +0200
"Szabolcs Nagy" <> wrote:

> have you tried other wms?

Yes, I tried ion3 (rc-20070608), wmii (20070516) and fvwm (2.5.21). They
all work just fine, ie. no undesired windows/ "blobs" appear, apart from
a slight flicker when starting Mathematica (ie. some window appears, but
it stays visible for just a fraction of a second, so at least it doesn't
stay visible; fvwm does not have this flicker, it shows Mathematica main
window just on itself).

> what happens when you start mathematica without wm (put 'exec
> Mathematica' in your ~/.xinitrc)?

I tried that too, and it doesn't show any "blobs" as well, so everything
seems to work fine here too (apart from not being able to resize windows
etc.), and/ but the above mentioned flicker appears here as well.

I'm not sure, but I think I remember xmonad showing dwm's behaviour too,
ie. showing undesired greyish windows. Unfortunately, I'm currently busy
recompiling GHC-6.6 (for the next few hours ...), so I cannot give you a
definitive answer on xmonad, but I'll recheck that as soon as possible.


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