FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.6.0_01"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_01-b06)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.6.0_01-b06, mixed mode, sharing)
ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
Linux blackheath 2.6.18-4-686 #1 SMP Wed May 9 23:03:12 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
This is a Debian box, but I've tested it on several distributions of Linux.
EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
ratpoison 1.4.1 (built Jun 1 2007 19:23:57)
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
When opening any java gui application, a blank screen is rendered.
This does not happen under gnome or kde. I also tested twm and openbox and they all seem to work fine.
I used netbeans as a test application, but it seems to happen with all java gui apps including oracles's sql developer and oracle toplink workbench.
Eclipse using SWT seems to be unaffected.
STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
install ratpoison window manager.
EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
Expected a fully functional netbeans (or any other java gui app that I try to open)
A popup is displayed in the top left of the screen. Once the progress bar has finished, a blank screen is drawn.
ERROR MESSAGES/STACK TRACES THAT OCCUR :
No error log is written. The process runs perfectly, just not drawing the screen.
When I kill the process, it shuts down properly.
This bug can be reproduced always.
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CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
I found this bug reported before as BUG ID 5105881.
It was never resolved due to it 'not being reproducible'.
This is a very easy bug to reproduce, and I've encountered it on all my system that I have used using various Linux distributions.