[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] VASSAL only works with some window managers

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Wed Sep 12 02:52:59 MST 2012

Thus spake crispycritter:
> LINUX MINT 3.2.0-23
> VASSAL 3.1.20
> JAVA 1.7.0_03
> Running the standard window manager (KDE) everything I've tried works
> fine (Fire in the East).  So HW isn't an issue.  Performance is about
> what I would expect
> But I don't like KDE (or GNOME), preferring a minimalist window/desktop
> environment.  But therein when I launch VASSAL the initial dialog
> display but doesn't work. Clearly VASSAL is expecting something from the
> window manager that minimal managers don't supply.  Detail: it starts,
> and clicking FILE or TOOLS or HELP displays the sub-menu items, but none
> can be selected by the mouse and no keyboard shortcuts work.
> What is needed?

It's not VASSAL---we do nothing to check what window manager you're
using. It's more likely to be Java. There were a lot of really dodgy
things in Swing last time I checked regarding different behaviors in
different window managers.

Do you have any other Java programs to try for comparison?


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