Fwd: Lyx is unusable because of its window graphics not being updated

Jean-Marc Lasgouttes lasgouttes at lyx.org
Mon Nov 11 21:40:17 UTC 2019

Le 10/11/2019 à 22:32, Neven Sajko a écrit :
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> This is on an up-to-date Archlinux system which should mean all
> software is at latest release version.
> Software versions:
> lyx 2.3.3, qt5 5.13.2, xorg 1.20.5
> Reproducing: Create an empty HOME dir and .lyx in it, run
> /usr/share/lyx/configure.py with python2, start Lyx with created HOME.

Note that you can start lyx with '-userdir foo' to get the same effect. 
Configure should be run automatically in this new directory.

> I tried using Lyx both with the DWM window manager
> https://dwm.suckless.org , and without a WM: Lyx exhibits the same bug
> under both environments.
> At first, under dwm, I thought the issue is that Lyx is not
> registering mouse clicks at all, but actually what seems to be the
> case is that it just does not update its display, except that every so
> often it does get updated and then I can see what happened in the mean
> time.

This is weird, I do not know where to start to debug this. We have 
issues with Wayland (that are fixed in git now), but xorg is supposed to 

It is only the LyX work area that is not updated or the whole window 
(toolbar, menus...)?


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