Wed, 09 Jun 2010

Java applications start with a blank window in awesome wm

I had a problem with opening some java applications in awesome where the app would just come up with a blank screen. It looks like this is due to a bug in java with windows managers that are non-reparenting, which is what awesome is (along with xmonad, dwm, ratpoison, Ion3, etc). Seems you can trick it by impersonating another windows manager which seems to do the trick for me:
sudo apt-get install dwm-tools
wmname LG3D
Reference: http://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Problems_with_Java

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