problem with apps in desktop mode

Richard Cohen richard.cohen at
Tue Aug 19 13:27:13 CDT 2003

Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
> "RaphaКl Junqueira" <fenix at> wrote:
>>>When I try running InstallShield in windowed mode ("Desktop" = "640x480"
>>>as per default in config), window appears for a second and then
>>>dissapears printing this message:
>>>X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
>>>  Major opcode of failed request:  12 (X_ConfigureWindow)
>>>  Serial number of failed request:  93
>>>  Current serial number in output stream:  98
>>>Did latest modifications of x11drv break anything?
>>well i have the same message since 2 or 3 weeks now.
> That's because desktop window is not shared between processes. Fixing this
> is one of the aims of the scheduled window management rewrite.
The patch that caused the regression is:

Unless it is safe to let InstallShield apps out of their "Desktop" 
prison, this really needs fixing.

Reversing the patch works for me, but I'm not absolutely clear what it 
was trying to solve, and there may be a less drastic solution.


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