Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#65892 assigned defect

gtk3: windows displayed as all black, for x11 install

Reported by: asic512 Owned by: mascguy (Christopher Nielsen)
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version:
Keywords: monterey x11 Cc: dbevans (David B. Evans), mac57, LenoreHorner, Akkiesoft (Akira Ouchi), cooljeanius (Eric Gallager), hapaguy (Brian Kurt Fujikawa)
Port: gtk3 gnome

Description

I work on a Macbook M1, Monterey 12.6 and X11 with icewm.

I have a problem with applications such as nautilus, evince, gnome-chess etc: I suspect something related to gtk3 or gnome. The problem is the following: for each case, the windows opens and looks as usual but as soon as I move the cursor the background in the window becomes black. Moreover some icons look strange.

Attachments (3)

Capture d’écran 2022-09-24 à 22.22.24.png (5.0 MB) - added by asic512 17 months ago.
Screenshot of gnome-chess opened with x11
FirstTab.png (465.3 KB) - added by tcwan (TC Wan) 5 months ago.
Gnucash Main Screen
SecondTab.png (396.1 KB) - added by tcwan (TC Wan) 5 months ago.
Gnucash Account view (subsequent tabs)

Change History (22)

comment:1 Changed 17 months ago by mascguy (Christopher Nielsen)

Can you provide two screenshots: One for the initial case (where the windows look fine), along with the second (after the background changes to black).

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by mascguy (Christopher Nielsen)

Cc: mascguy removed
Keywords: monterey x11 added; gtk3 gnome removed
Owner: set to mascguy
Port: gtk3 gnome added
Status: newassigned

Changed 17 months ago by asic512

Screenshot of gnome-chess opened with x11

comment:3 Changed 17 months ago by asic512

Thank you for your answer. I have added a screenshot of gnome-chess with wrong background. Note that the background looks grey in the .png file but it is in fact black on my screen! Moreover if I take a screenshot when gnome-chess looks fine, I got exactly the same picture (grey background).

comment:4 Changed 17 months ago by mascguy (Christopher Nielsen)

Cc: mac57 added

comment:5 Changed 17 months ago by mascguy (Christopher Nielsen)

Summary: Problem with gtk3 or gnomegtk3: windows displayed as all black

comment:6 Changed 17 months ago by mascguy (Christopher Nielsen)

I did some digging through upstream's issues, and I didn't see anything related to black windows for X11. There were such issues with Quartz, but those appear to have been fixed a year ago.

So I'm not sure where to go from here. Thoughts anyone...?

comment:7 Changed 17 months ago by mascguy (Christopher Nielsen)

Summary: gtk3: windows displayed as all blackgtk3: windows displayed as all black, for x11 install

comment:8 Changed 16 months ago by asic512

I should add that I work with XQuartz 1.20.11. Is there any known problem with gtk3? I should also add that a white background keeps white while a grey background becomes black after moving the mouse. Can I fix this configuring differently gtk3? Anyway most of the icons look strange.

comment:9 Changed 15 months ago by LenoreHorner

Discussion at https://github.com/XQuartz/XQuartz/issues/31 suggests XQuartz 2.8.3_rc1 plus setting defaults write org.xquartz.X11 enable_render_extension 0 might fix the problem (or might make things cripplingly slow). I can (barely) read Gnucash through this, but it's quite painful and I'd love to see a fix. What can I do to help?

comment:10 Changed 15 months ago by LenoreHorner

The defaults write does not fix things for me on M1 on Ventura using xorg-server that I just checked for updates today.

comment:11 Changed 15 months ago by LenoreHorner

Cc: LenoreHorner added

comment:12 Changed 15 months ago by asic512

I use GNU Emacs 28.2: no problem. I use Nautilus: black issue (even if I can see the list of files). I use Evince: black issue for the menus but the pdf is OK. So the problem seems to come from gtk. My Windows Manager is IceWM.

comment:13 Changed 10 months ago by Akkiesoft (Akira Ouchi)

Cc: Akkiesoft added

comment:14 Changed 9 months ago by tcwan (TC Wan)

Ventura 13.4, on Mac Mini M2, with XQuartz 2.8.5.

MacPorts 2.8.1, with latest gtk3@3.24.38_0+x11, still exhibits blacked out windows for gnucash@5.0_1. When starting gnucash, the main window will display correctly, though the menu items are inverted (gray text on black). However, once I open an account tab, the new tab would be black, and occasionally I can get it to revert to white background by fiddling around with clicking on a row and moving the mouse. It will rever to black once I do something in the window.

Were the patches to fix the gtk3 blacked out windows incorporated into 3.24.38_0? Or is the gnucash behavior due to some other issue? evince displays the menu items correctly. Similarly with dia, though the x-y rulers where the pixel coordinates are displayed will become black when the mouse is moved around.

Last edited 9 months ago by tcwan (TC Wan) (previous) (diff)

comment:15 Changed 9 months ago by cooljeanius (Eric Gallager)

Cc: cooljeanius added

comment:16 Changed 8 months ago by tcwan (TC Wan)

gnucash@5.1 with gtk3@3.24.38_0+x11 still has black window contents issue in account tabs.

comment:17 Changed 5 months ago by tcwan (TC Wan)

The problem persists with gnucash@5.4 and gtk3@3.24.38_0+x11 on Sonoma 14.0. I downloaded the macOS build from gnucash.org which does not exhibit this behavior. However, I prefer the X11 version since I can access gnucash via a remote login, instead of having to log into the account from the welcome screen in macOS.

The toolbar icons are not displayed correct at any time, but that can still be tolerated since they are not critical. The main tab (FirstTab.png) in the window displays the background in white. Subsequent tabs (SecondTab.png) will display the background in black (inverted). Clicking in a field in the tab views will show the proper background, but any mouse movement will revert to the black background. Unfortunately I could not screen-capture the case where the second tab displays normally, somehow it will always show it with the black background.

Edit: Interestingly, after uploading and checking the png files, they seem to be displaying the content but with some kind of Alpha overlay? They are legible when viewed from the browser, but once downloaded to my Mac it again exhibits the black window issue.

Last edited 5 months ago by tcwan (TC Wan) (previous) (diff)

Changed 5 months ago by tcwan (TC Wan)

Attachment: FirstTab.png added

Gnucash Main Screen

Changed 5 months ago by tcwan (TC Wan)

Attachment: SecondTab.png added

Gnucash Account view (subsequent tabs)

comment:18 Changed 5 months ago by tcwan (TC Wan)

When chasing down the new lead (alpha transparency issue), I found the following discussion: Xquartz Issue 31

Edit: Whoops. Didn't realize this was discussed earlier in the thread. Nonetheless, the workaround to disable render extension (#9) didn't work for me. Gnucash crashes immediately on startup, whether local X11 session or remote (via SSH).

(gnucash:8649): Gdk-ERROR **: 18:29:43.630: The program 'gnucash' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadLength (poly request too large or internal Xlib length erro'.
  (Details: serial 532 error_code 16 request_code 72 (core protocol) minor_code 0)

This is with XQuartz 2.8.5.

Edit2: I apologize for spamming the tracker, since I could not determine whether this is a XQuartz issue or a gtk3 port issue (I don't have a Linux box to test with). If this is indeed a XQuartz issue I guess it should be marked as such.

Last edited 5 months ago by tcwan (TC Wan) (previous) (diff)

comment:19 Changed 4 months ago by hapaguy (Brian Kurt Fujikawa)

Cc: hapaguy added
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