pcb-gtk crashes on startup, reports "X Window System error"

Asked by Ryan Eaton

When trying to start pcb-gtk from the terminal a window pops up for a fraction of a second then vanishes. It is followed by the following error messages:

The program 'pcb-gtk' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)'.
  (Details: serial 1263 error_code 2 request_code 154 minor_code 3)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

pcb-gtk runs fine on my 16.04 system at work.

By the way, when I open pcb from the terminal it opens and runs fine. I'm running Ubuntu Xenial with an nvidia 610 graphics card if that makes any difference.

I'd appreciate any insights you can provide. Thanks.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#1

I suggest you report a bug

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#2

Possibly will be fixed upstream
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=659144

Or if a fix is on that bug then great

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#3

Seems pcb-lesstif is an alternative

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