xev, debugging conflict matlabR13<->twm

xev, debugging conflict matlabR13<->twm

Post by Shing-Fat Fred M » Sat, 23 Nov 2002 07:18:57


I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem with matlabR13
on solaris 8, using twm.  The buttons that popup
a list of selections (e.g. search the help by function
name versus document title) doesn't work in many
places.  Instead of a selection list, I see a window
popup momentarily, then disappera.

In other  cases, windows that are created
(e.g. desktop, figures, preferences) are of odd sizes,
near-zero width (and sometimes height), and the
actual used portion of windows is much less than
the window size itself.  In the last case, the unused
portion of the window is a wide gray band along the
bottom and right edges of the window.  This obscures
buttons like OK, Save, Exit.

I have resorted to using dtwm, but it has been a
source of endless frustration.

I want to find out how to make MLr13 work with
twm, and I know it does.  This is because last night,
I accidentally opened a ML session in twm, and
lo-and-behold, the problems above did not exist.
Today is a different story.

I tried everything I could think of, including fine-tooth-
combing of the twm man page, changing various
settings, opening matlab using -nodesktop, and the
like.  Nothing works.

I wanted to try using xev to see what exactly was
going on when matlab momentarily pops up a
window instead of a selection list.  I seem to recall
that xev provides instant feedback on all X "events".
But for some reason, xev no longer exists on our
system.  Has it been phased out?  I am not an
expert in the underlying X-windows, and I actually
don't have the time to be sleuthing this out, so if
anyone can suggest a better way, I'd be happy to
hear it.



P.S.  If you have tried matlabR13 with twm,
could you please provide a testimonial on
whether you have these problems?   I don't
know if it's my Xwindows/twm setup or
matlab.  Thanks.


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