Bug 163745 - Simple X programs sometimes come up without a window title bar.
Simple X programs sometimes come up without a window title bar.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2005-07-20 15:17 EDT by Tom Flynn
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-09 11:10:06 EDT
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Description Tom Flynn 2005-07-20 15:17:34 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
Simple X programs sometimes come up without a window title bar.  This could be related to bug 126571.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download the sample X tutorial from here:  http://tronche.com/gui/x/xlib-tutorial/xlib-tutorial.tar.gz
2.Compile prog-2 (g++ prog-2.cc -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11 -lm -o prog-2)
3.Run prog-2 (./prog-2)
4.A window will come up with a line drawn in it.  The window will stay up for 10 seconds and then exit.

Actual Results:  Sometimes the window title bar is missing.  On my machine, it happens about 25% of the time (while filing out this report, I did a trial run and it happened 2 out of 8 runs).  On other machines, I've seen it happen more than half of the time.

Expected Results:  The title bar is always there.

Additional info:

I don't seem to be the only one having this problem.  When googling around to see if anyone else was having the same problems I was having (keywords: title bar missing metacity), I came across the following thread in a mailing list for another piece of software:
Comment 1 Lars G 2005-08-07 12:46:36 EDT

i have the same problem here after updating to metacity-2.11.1-1 running rawhide.
sometimes an application window comes up without title bar, the app window flashes, 
moves some inches on the screen and then title bar is drawn (but not always).
Comment 2 Rodd Clarkson 2005-08-08 19:32:44 EDT
Ah, this looks like it's been fixed in 2.11.2.  Any chance of getting this into
rawhide sooner than later?

From the release notes:

- Fix an easy to trigger crasher in 2.11.1 caused by unneeded
   debugging spew (Elijah) [#311819]

That bug reference will of course be for bugzilla.gnome.org.
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-08-09 10:53:18 EDT
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-08-09 11:10:06 EDT
Should be in tomorrow's rawhide.
Comment 5 Lars G 2005-08-10 14:16:59 EDT
todays rawhide update fixed it for me.

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