emacs crashes: X protocol error: BadWindow
Andrew B. Young
andrew_b_young at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 18 19:46:51 UTC 2004
Alexander Dalloz wrote:
>Am Do, den 18.11.2004 schrieb Satish Balay um 20:11:
>>>I am ssh'ing into a Fedora Core 2 box (that is not up2date) from an
>>>up2date Fedora Core 3 box and running emacs, displayed back on my FC3
>>>box. When I depress the left mouse button AND then move the mouse to
>>>select some text, emacs crashes. The terminal has the error--
>>>[younga at mfg Test]$ emacs
>>>X protocol error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) on protocol request 38
>>>[younga at mfg Test]$
>>>Anybody seen this? What more information should I gather (and how) to
>>>diagnose the problem?
>>Read the 'ssh' part of the release-notes in FC3
>>quick summary: use 'ssh -Y'
>In addition the OpenSSH FAQ:
>3.13 - I upgraded to OpenSSH 3.8 and some X11 programs stopped working.
>As documented in the 3.8 release notes, ssh will now use untrusted X11
>cookies by default. The previous behaviour can be restored by setting
>ForwardX11Trusted yes in ssh_config.
>Possible symptoms include:
>BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
>BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)
>X Error of failed request: BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter)
>Major opcode of failed request: 20 (X_GetProperty)
Thanks Satish and Alexander. That fixed it. I figured out that I
-X from the release notes when I didn't even get a window. But not knowing
anything about trusted/untrusted X11 cookies I didn't think to try the
-Y. I'll have
to read up.
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