Re: [dwm] LimeWire does not work with dwm

From: Kai Grossjohann <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 12:53:11 +0200

>From "man dwm":

       Java applications which use the XToolkit/XAWT backend may draw
       grey windows only. The XToolkit/XAWT backend breaks
       ICCCM-compliance in recent JDK 1.5 and early JDK 1.6 versions,
       because it assumes a reparenting window manager. As a workaround
       you can use JDK 1.4 (which doesn’t contain the XToolkit/XAWT
       backend) or you can set the following environment variable (to
       use the older Motif back‐end instead): AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit.


Vikas Gorur <> writes:

> Hi all,
> I've noticed that LimeWire ( an open source
> P2P client) does not work with dwm. Specifically, the initial "Upgrade
> to PRO" dialog box appears, but the main window itself is not drawn,
> instead appearing as a grey blob.
> This might be a general problem with the Java UI toolkit, though I
> haven't tested it with any other Java apps.
> Also, I've faced the same problem with ratpoison, but sending a
> "repaint" event to the window used to fix it..
> Thanks for a great WM!
> Vikas
> --

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