I recently upgraded from fvwm2 to fvwm3 1.0.5 (1.0.4-135-gc8763635), built locally from git sources. For the most part it’s been going swimmingly, and several past issues/limitations with fvwm2 have been resolved, so yay progress.
I am noticing one glitch that’s new with fvwm3: Sometimes icon labels get blanked out. It seems like it’s 100% reproducible by maximizing a window, then un-maximizing. The icon itself looks fine, but there’s just a blank rectangle (of label background color) where the text should be.
Merely dragging a window over the icon does not do it, nor does popping up a window over the icon and then closing it. Once the problem manifests, dragging a window over the icon, or popping a window over it, makes it appear properly again. Rebooting doesn’t help. It appears in a screenshot so I don’t think it’s a video card problem.
It’s not really bothering me much, but in the spirit of reporting new issues, I figured I should mention it. If there’s anything I can do to help track down the issue, please let me know.
Screen shot. The icon pictured in the center near the top is as I see it on my screen. (My dock appears unaligned because my lower monitor is narrower than my upper monitor. The area to the left of the dock is off-monitor.)
My FVWM config tree:
Xorg log file from the same session as screenshot:
- Debian 11.4 “bullseye”
- Linux 5.10.0-16-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.127-1 (2022-06-30) x86_64
- X.Org X Server 1.20.11 (deb pkg 2:1.20.11-1+deb11u2)
- radeon_drv.so 19.1.0 (deb pkg 1:19.1.0-2)
- GCC 10.2.1 20210110 (Debian 10.2.1-6)
- fvwm3 1.0.5 (1.0.4-135-gc8763635)
- Dell Precision T3400
- VisionTek VTK6350 (ATI Radeon HD 5450, ChipID 0x68f9, 1 GB RAM)
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (2 x 3 GHz)
- 8 GB main RAM
- HP LA2306x LCD (upper)
- Dell 2005FPW LCD (lower)
HP LA2306x is running at 1920x1080 and is at position 0,0.
Dell 2005FPW is running at 1680x1050 and is at position 120,1080. It’s designated “Primary”.