[Vm-dev] Pharo7 stock image shows a blank desktop in 64b (NixOS Linux)

Ben Coman btc at openinworld.com
Sat Feb 23 12:04:07 UTC 2019

I've really no clue,  but btw, are you building a VM completely from scratch
or are you using this as a basis...

What windowing system are you using versus the windowing system on a
distribution where Pharo works?

cheers -ben

On Sat, 23 Feb 2019 at 16:12, Jose San Leandro <jose at sanleandro.me> wrote:

>  Hi,
> Sorry, I wasn't aware my previous mail was sent as html.
> I thought it was Pharo7 related, but it doesn't seem to depend on the
> version of the Pharo image. It happens with Pharo 6.1, Pharo 7, and
> Pharo 8 (screenshots attached after I try to close the image).
> I'm just looking for any hint about where to focus. I'll try to follow
> the path Morphic -> primitive -> vm.
> No errors or warnings logged to stdout.
> No fonts, no window decorations, no window contents.
> It seems as if the VM wasn't aware of any issue, so I'd guess it has to
> do with the X11 display driver.
> If I start the image with --xshm I get a black rectangle in the middle.
> Any hints about what could be causing Morphic UI elements not rendering
> as expected?
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> On 2019-02-20 18:53, Jose San Leandro wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I'm having difficulties running Pharo7 on a 64b VM compiled from
> >> sources, in NixOS.
> >> The VM gets built successfully, but when I open a Pharo7 image I
> >> only
> >> get the uppermost menu, and a blank desktop. If I try to quit, I get
> >> a
> >> grey rectangle.
> >> I've added all runtime dependencies I found missing when running it
> >> with
> >> strace.
> >> I saw it working once, but had to rebuild it to add a missing
> >> dependency, and afterwards I've been trying with different gcc
> >> versions
> >> and couldn't make it work again.
> >> Additionally, I recall that when it worked, it complaint about not
> >> being
> >> able to find the stdout file descriptor.
> >>
> >> Any ideas about where I should be looking at? I'm out of ideas.
> >>
> >> Kind regards.
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