[Xmonad] MATLAB and Xmonad

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Mon Oct 1 11:37:18 EDT 2007

On Oct 1, 2007, at 10:04 , Stefan O'Rear wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 02:28:25PM +0200, Christian Thiemann wrote:
>> It looks like it's a problem with Xmonad.  I fired up an Xnest  
>> with fvwm
>> and MATLAB works fine there.  And Xnest with wmii and MATLAB works  
>> as well.
> Is the MATLAB gui written in Java?  There is a known bug in the Java
> windowing code which prevents it from working correctly with
> non-reparenting window managers like xmonad.

Yes, the Matlab GUI is Java.

Another known workaround that often (but not always, for unknown  
reasons) works is

     export AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit

before starting Java programs.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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