[Xmonad] problems with java-applications (swing?)

Kai Grossjohann kai.grossjohann at verizonbusiness.com
Wed Jun 20 08:55:16 EDT 2007

dwm documents that you have to set the environment variable AWT_TOOLKIT
to MToolkit.

Perhaps that also works for xmonad.


JAWR at gmx.de writes:

> Hello,
> I've got an issue with xmonad: I've tried 3 different java applications (all
> using the swing toolkit). The applications are starting fine but their window
> is painted completely gray (ok the splash screen is actually painted correct
> but thats not really useful ;) ). However starting these applications in
> Xnest works perfect and everything is painted as it should.
> There was an similar issue on this list with JabRef (see
> http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/xmonad/2007-June/000615.html) which is also
> a swing application. I think there is maybe a problem with the above
> mentioned swing toolkit because other java applications using the awt toolkit
> (like eclipse) don't have this painting issue.
> I'm using xmonad and X11-extras from darcs pulled and compiled on 2007-06-18.
> ciao
> tobias
> PS: great work so far! keep on going!
> PPS: sorry for my bad english ;)
> -- 
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