[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#756463: xmonad: screen is not redrawn when last window is closed

Kai Harries kai.harries at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 04:21:36 UTC 2014

Package: xmonad
Version: 0.11-8
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

Start xmonad from gdm. Open a terminal. Close the terminal.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

The terminal window was still visible as an artifact.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

The terminal window disappears and the desktop will become visible.

The desktop is also not redrawn when I switch to an empty workspace. It looks
like a lack of a composition manager is causing this problem. Because when I
modify "/usr/share/xsessions/xmonad.desktop" so that xmonad gets started by a
script like this:

  xcompmgr &

everything behaves like expected.

Kind regards,


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_IE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xmonad depends on:
ii  libc6         2.19-7
ii  libffi6       3.1-2
ii  libgmp10      2:6.0.0+dfsg-4
ii  libx11-6      2:1.6.2-2
ii  libxext6      2:1.3.2-1
ii  libxinerama1  2:1.1.3-1
ii  libxrandr2    2:1.4.2-1
ii  x11-utils     7.7+2

Versions of packages xmonad recommends:
ii  libghc-xmonad-dev  0.11-8
ii  libghc-xmonad-doc  0.11-8
ii  xfonts-base        1:1.0.3

Versions of packages xmonad suggests:
ii  suckless-tools [dmenu]  40-1

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