[sword-devel] Bible Desktop not displaying in some Linux Window Managers

Michael H cmahte at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 20:14:34 EDT 2022

What happens when you start the program from within an xterminal in dwm?
What is the error if any? It should at least point you to whether the
conflict is between BD and dwm or java and dwm.

On Thu, Mar 31, 2022 at 7:07 PM Gary Bennett <gary at egeiro.net> wrote:

> Hello,
> I currently have Bible Desktop/jsword 1.6 installed on a Linux machine
> running an up-to-date Arch distro with the dwm window manager. I use
> Bible Desktop only occasionally but appreciate the simplicity of the
> interface.
> The problem is that Bible Desktop doesn't work under dwm. All I end up
> with is a white screen. The text seems to be on screen because if I move
> the cursor around it changes from a pointer to a hand and I can copy and
> paste text from the screen to an editor. But the screen is simply white
> with no borders, menus or text displaying.
> I have tried a variety of other window managers--QTile, i3wm and XMonad.
> Bible Desktop works properly under QTile and i3wm but not under dwm or
> XMonad.
> I realise this is perhaps off topic, but can anyone make any suggestions
> as to why Bible Desktop wouldn't work under dwm or XMonad?
> Happy to provide more info or screenshots if needed.
> Thanks, Gary
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