Commit 908498cc authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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; etc/PROBLEMS: Describe GTK-related crashes on elementary OS.

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If you need Emacs to be able to recover from closing displays, compile
it with the Lucid toolkit instead of GTK.
** Emacs compiled with GTK crashes at startup due to X protocol error.
This is known to happen on elementary OS GNU/Linux systems.
The error message is:
X protocol error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) on protocol request 140
When compiled with GTK, Emacs cannot recover from X disconnects.
This is a GTK bug: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=85715
For details, see etc/PROBLEMS.
Fatal error 6: Aborted
followed by a C backtrace. (Sometimes the offending protocol request
number is 139.)
The relevant bug report is here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+bug/1355274
A workaround is to set XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 in the environment
before starting Emacs, or run Emacs as root.
** Emacs crashes when you try to view a file with complex characters.
For example, the etc/HELLO file (as shown by C-h h).
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