5.3-BETA5 X weirdness

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Sat Sep 25 17:29:46 PDT 2004

Guy Middleton wrote:
> I'm seeing some X weirdness on 5.3-BETA5.
> Running X, I ssh to some other machine (doesn't matter what, the machine
> happens to be running 5.1-RELEASE).  Then run xterm on the remote machine.  If
> I left-mouse-button select text in the xterm window, and the
> middle-mouse-button drop it in any other window, I get this error:
> X Error of failed request:  BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter)
>   Major opcode of failed request:  18 (X_ChangeProperty)
>   Atom id in failed request:  0x104
>   Serial number of failed request:  151
>   Current serial number in output stream:  153
> Any idea how to fix?

Are you tunneling X over ssh?  try using 'ssh -y'.


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