Black Windows using Swing on Solaris
Posted on 2001-06-22
I am a system administrator (i.e. NOT a java programmer) for two servers and am trying to understand a problem some of my developers are having. I have two servers, both running Solaris 2.7 and the recommended patch sets. In one server, the application runs fine, but in the other, Java windows come up with a black center. If you resize the window, it works fine, but if you resize it back to the original shape (or close to the original shape) it turns black again. I've also heard reports of some menus in another application exibiting this black foreground, but I don't have access to it to see for myself.
These same java applications work fine on Win32 machines, no matter which server they connect to.
The only real differences I can see between the two servers is the speed of the processors (2*250 MHz for the server that works, 4*400 MHz for the one that doesn't) or possibly the graphics card.
Anyone seen behavior like this before? What's going on here? What can I do to fix it?
I'll apologize in advance for the lack of information, I just don't know what you need to know..