Problems running with Sun's graphics cards?

David Ungar David.Ungar at Eng.Sun.COM
Thu Apr 18 21:01:25 UTC 1996

Do you have the latest release?
It sounds a little bit like an old bug.

At 2:57 PM 4/17/96, Alan Davidson wrote:
>After five years of trying to arrange a student environment where they can run
>Self and complete an assignment, my department has finally installed a number
>of SS5's with S24 graphics cards. I was all ready to go, when I tried to run
>Self on one of these student machines and:
>        Warning: A ui2 window is now using a private colormap; flashing
>        may occur when moving the cursor between windows.
>        Error: 5227889 is absent.
>        Receiver is: a vector.
>        X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes).
>        VM#
>and the UI window is empty. Since everything runs perfectly on other machines
>without graphics cards, or with other graphics cards than S24, I suspect that
>this is Sun's fault.
>Now I could report the error to Sun in Sweden, who will ask Sun in the States,
>who might be able to help me, but I need Self in just one week. So is there
>anyone in this group who knows more than me about Self error messages/bugs in
>graphics cards who can help me?
>Alan Davidson
>Dept. of Computer and Systems Sciences          Tel: (+46) - 8 - 16 16 07
>Stockholm University                            Fax: (+46) - 8 - 703 90 25
>Electrum 230
>S - 164 40 Kista                                Internet: alan at

-- Dave

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