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Re: axis labels missing

Hi Brent,

The plot you attached is very odd, indeed.  The fact that the misbehavior is
visual, only -- no crashes, no error message, no altered data values -- leads
me to think that we're looking at a kind of memory buffer over-run in the
X-windows graphics pipeline, though I cannot suggest a particular X
configuration parameter to look at. (Anyone else?) I've never encountered this
previously.  It hardly seems necessary, but an additional test would be to try
SET MODE METAFILE and confirm that the metafile output does not share these
problems (using Fprint) -- that would (pretty definitely) demonstrate that
Ferret is sending all of the graphics and that the problem is on the receiving

    - steve


Brent A McDaniel wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've recently switched to Solaris (here's the output of uname -a:
> SunOS katahdin 5.8 Generic_108528-15 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Blade-1000)
> running FERRET v5.40.  When I make plots I often lose parts of the axis
> labels but not the plots themselves (as far as I can tell).  I've attached
> a file showing a small example (y axis is partly missing, as is the
> beginning of the x-axis) of what I mean.  I assume this is some problem
> with the x-server but I'm not sure.  If I cancel the window and reopen
> it, this sometimes fixes the problem (and sometimes the labels are
> faded in other areas).  Has anyone else run into this
> problem?  I've used ferret for a few years on linux and never run into
> this.  Any help is appreciated, it's somewhat annoying.
> Thanks,
> Brent
> --
> Brent A. McDaniel
> Dept of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
> Georgia Institute of Technology
> Atlanta, Ga.  USA
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>                 Encoding: BASE64

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