I am running x.org 6.8.1 with compositing enabled. The rdesktop window
(for 15 / 16bpp connection to winXP) is always translucent, to the point
where it is unreadable.
(other pertinent sw: FC3, gnome 2.8, xcompmgr-1.1.1, metacity 2.8.8 ,
latest nvidia drivers)
The problem occurs in the rdesktop 1.3.1 rpm from fedora and in the CVS
All -a settings I can use (8, 15, 16) are affected. I cannot try with 24
bpp, since it falls back to 16. For 8 bpp, the window contents are
opaque, but the titlebar and border are translucent. For 15, 16, the
entire window is translucent. When I attempt to use 24bpp, the window
title, etc, which seem to be drawn before the remote bpp is known, is
I am not sure if this is a bug in rdesktop, but it is the only program I
have found that has this problem, and I figure that maybe some color map
weirdness is occurring.
I have hacked in a solution to make it usable:
diff -r1.181 xwin.c
< | ((pc.blue >> g_blue_shift_r) << g_blue_shift_l));
> | ((pc.blue >> g_blue_shift_r) << g_blue_shift_l))
> | 0xff << 24;
but this only makes the window contents opaque- the rdesktop window
title and borders are still translucent. This is not annoying enough for
me to want to learn any more about X programming, but if anyone wants to
try to fix it and wants me to test or give more info, I'd be happy to.
Also, I would like to have the color depth work at 24 rather than
falling back to 16. Is that possible with windows XP pro, and if so,
Thanks for writing this incredibly useful program!