Xvnc crash with Solaris and Color depth > 8
Fri Nov 1 02:56:01 2002
> > >/ I've done a search on the net, and found other with the same problem.
> /> >/ The most usefull link is:
> /> >/ http://www.realvnc.com/pipermail/vnc-list/2002-June/031590.html
> /> >/ I contacted the original poster and he indicated that he didn't find
> /> >/ solution. He tracked it down to a spot where data is being written
> /> >/ the end of a buffer but didn't understand the code. He is now
> /> >/ the server on a linux box and everything works fine.
OK I've spent several painful hours tracking this down (I'm not surprised
the other guy gave up - it's a #define hell :-). It turns out to be a bug
in the X server cfb code where there's a special "optimised" case which only
gets used on sparc processors when filling rectangles with a tile pattern
and using >8 bit pixels (!). Mozilla provokes the problem because of the
stippled background to its scrollbars.
I'll let you know when I can give you a fixed version to try - hopefully we
should get it into the upcoming 3.3.5 release.