Fails to set transparency when started by session mgr.

Bug #13378 reported by Jeff Bailey on 2005-03-01
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xchat (Debian)
Confirmed
Unknown
xchat (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

When x-chat is started by the session manager, it looks like it might be started
up before the window manager, and claims that the WM doesn't support the
transparency option. It also then disabled the transparency preference in the
preferences.

I suspect that the right thing is for it to notice that there isn't a window
manager running at all at that point and then try again in 2 or 3 seconds.

Carthik Sharma (carthik) wrote :

Hi Jeff,
I am closing this bug as there has been no activity for an extended period.
You could try to schedule xchat to start later in the session manager. I hope that works for you.
Please reopen this bug if this problem persists.

Thank you.

Changed in xchat:
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected
yurikoles (yurikoles) on 2009-07-07
Changed in xchat (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Changed in xchat (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in xchat (Ubuntu):
assignee: Sebastien Bacher (seb128) → nobody
Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

 Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue for you. Can you try with the latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Changed in xchat (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Neil Perry (nperry) wrote :

Closing this bug report as no further information has been provided. Please feel free to reopen this bug if you can provide the information asked for. Thanks!

Changed in xchat (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
kYuZz (samuele-a) on 2010-12-03
Changed in xchat (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
kYuZz (samuele-a) wrote :

How to reproduce:

1. Open xchat
2. Menu > Settings > Preferences > Interface > Text box
3. Tick "Transparent background"
4. Click "OK"
5. A window pops up. It says: "Unable to set transparent background! You may be using a non-compliant window manager that is not currently supported."
6. Transparent background is not set.

Architecture: amd64
Distro release: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: xchat 2.8.8-1 ubuntu1
Package architecture: amd64

Ahmad Tarek (ahmadtarek) wrote :

I tried it on Natty beta 2 and it is working fine. Do you still have this problem?

Changed in xchat (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

This is not an issue in Natty 11.04 final x64, I think this can be closed

I have the same problem in Natty (final release).
On May 5, 2011 5:05 AM, "Steven Richards" <email address hidden> wrote:
> This is not an issue in Natty 11.04 final x64, I think this can be
> closed
>
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Im using Ubuntu Classic, are you using Unity?

kYuZz (samuele-a) wrote :

I'm using KDE 4.6 in Kubuntu Natty (11.04). Is there any other information
that I can provide to make it easier to spot the bug?
On May 6, 2011 3:10 AM, "Steven Richards" <> Im using Ubuntu Classic, are
you using Unity?
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
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Braiam Peguero (braiampe) wrote :

Can't reproduce on ubuntu natty with unity.

Tycho Haemers (launchpa7) wrote :

I have this problem in Kubuntu 12.10 , seems a specific Xchat in KDE problem
no problems in Unity session

Changed in xchat (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in xchat (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in xchat (Debian):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
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