xtide transparent in Ubuntu

Bug #332778 reported by Hein van Dam
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: xtide

Installed package xtide 2.9.5-3ubuntu1 on Intrepid.

The program works fine, but all windows are tranparent and hence the information in it can only be seen with a fairly dark background. In the settings of the program I can't find anything to adjust this.

Also I have searched the Internet and came across at least 2 different queries for support with the same problem in Ubuntu.

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Jevon Longdell (jevon-longdell) wrote :

This looks like the same problem that exists with mathematica:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=590943

I start xtide like:
jevon@leo:~$ XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 xtide

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Hein van Dam (h-van-dam13) wrote :

Thanks, this works for me.

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Scott Bronson (bronson) wrote :

Is this ever going to be addressed? It's still an issue in the soon-to-arrive Karmic.

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NoOp (glgxg) wrote :

Jevon's method works for me as well (jaunty & karmic). However I wonder if xtide is past it's time; I've found online data easier to use (particularly the ability to copy & paste). Example:

http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/index.html

Current:
<http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/tideshow.cgi?site=Golden+Gate+Bridge+.8+mi+E+.%2C+San+Francisco+Bay%2C+California+Current>

Tide:
<http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/tideshow.cgi?site=Alcatraz+Island%2C+San+Francisco+Bay%2C+California&units=f>

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Gary McMahon (mcmahonsport) wrote :

Xtide 2.9.5 is transparent when visual effects are set to anything other than 'none'

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Peter S Galbraith (psg) wrote :

> However I wonder if xtide is past it's time

Considering that the link you provided uses xtide as backend, that's funny! ;-)

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