BadMatch Errors on XTerminal?!

BadMatch Errors on XTerminal?!

Post by Unification Technologie » Sun, 03 Aug 1997 04:00:00

We're trying to configure a 386 PC as an X-Terminal for use with our
Linux server. We have mounted /var, /usr, and /sbin over nfs from our
server, and are able to start the X-server (XF86_SVGA).

Our server runs at 16bpp; the X-terminal runs at 8bpp. We have tried
several graphics cards.

The problem is as follows: Whenever we try to start any program but
"xv", "xlock", or a window-manager on the X-terminal, we get:

# xterm -display whisper:0
X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  Major opcode of failed request:  1 (X_CreateWindow)
  Serial number of failed request:  77
  Current serial number in output stream:  85

However, "xv", "xlock", "twm", and "fvwm" and applications which use the
"xview" library all load and work correctly on the 8-bit server. We have
tried many other applications ("xterm", "xcalc", "xload", "xcalc",
"xpostit+", "xclock", and all other athena programs at least).

Does anyone know what's going on here? We can't even get a shell going
or run xvidtune to adjust the display!

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1. Heavy Gear 2 & XFree86 4.0 gives BadMatch error

Hello people,

Maybe someone out there happens to know something that could be very
useful to a poor confused person, who can't get Heavy Gear II to work for
him. I just started playing this great game, and then ran into a big

The game works just fine, no problems at all. Well, that is, until a
mission ends. If you win or lose, you lose... I keep getting kicked out of
the game with this error:

hg2: WARNING: X error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
Segmentation fault

I've tried every option and setting for Heavy Gear 2 that I could find, to
no avail. I don't know what to do, and I'm afraid I'm never gonna see the
second mission.

My system:
Dual Celeron 466
ASUS V68000 (GeForce DDR)
Slackware 7
XFree86 4.0, installed from the binary distribution
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   drivers from NVIDIA_kernel-smp-0.9-2.i386.rpm and
Heavy Gear II 0.99, built with glibc-2.1

In an attempt to fix this problem I installed a newer version of SDL
(1.1.2) and SDL_mixer (1.0.5) than those that came with the game.
Alas, this didn't help.

Can someone perhaps help me with this problem? Or at least tell me what
the error message means. What is a `BadMatch'?

Thank you,

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