SUMMARY: Open Windows exe's and X11 R5

From: Dan Kelley (
Date: Thu Dec 10 1992 - 01:02:33 CST

Sorry is has taken so long but I just plainly forgot that I asked this.

Original post:
> Ok, I need to know how to get Open Windows executables to run correctly
> under X11 R5 (if this is possible). I am not an Open Windows fan (sorry),
> however, I would like to get some of the Open Windows executables to run
> under xinit. Seems most "kinda" run but I get a lot of errors like:
> XView warning: Unable to allocate control colors for colormap segment (Color
> package)
> Also, the buttons and such are not drawn exactly right (e.g. 3 of 4 sides are
> drawn correctly but the one side is not drawn at all). Has anyone messed
> around with this or does anyone even care :-) ?
> Also, as a side note, has anyone experimented with X11 R5? How do you tap
> into the scalable fonts and such? Can you resize a window and change fonts
> automatically? These "general" questions are probably in TFM (sorry bout
> that) but I really haven't had much time to play around with it so if anyone
> can point me in the right direction, it would be helpful.
> One more thing (I promise), does anyone known were to get a PD copy of mwm
> (the Motif Window Manager)?

Most suggest to make sure the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable is set
correctly. Some said to make it point to the X11R5 libraries first then
to the open windows libraries. Some suggest exactly the opposite: open
windows libs first then the X11R5 libs. I tried running audiotool and
        setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/openwin/lib:/usr/lib and
        setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/lib:/usr/openwin/lib

and still get the following error (about 16 times):
        XView warning: Unable to allocate control colors for colormap segment
        (Color package)

then the audiotool does come up but still does not draw boxes and curves
correctly. Also, when you select a button and get the drag-down menus,
all the options do not get displayed on the screen. So, in other words, I
still not have this problem worked out. Does anyone have any other

As far as Motif Window Manager goes, most users called me crazy (cause OSF
would never "give" anything away) however I did get a good suggestion of
getting gwm which has a motif emulation package in it (in fact I am ftp-ing
it now). An available sources is
Another person suggested using ncdwm (which comes with NCD X tubes). This
has motif look and feel and can handle openlook pushpins, etc.

Thanks to the following for your support:
>From: era@niwot.scd.ucar.EDU (Ed Arnold)
>From: (Waldemar Scudeller Jr.)
>From: "Gordon C. Galligher" <>
>From: Christian Lawrence <>
>From: (LDC - Luis E. Mun~oz)
>From: (Birger A. Wathne)
>From: David Fetrow <>
>From: chuck@dib (Chuck Yerkes)
>From: (Eric Pearce)

Again, sorry for the delay in this summary.

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