hangs in applications (e.g. FireFox and Matlab) after upgrading X11 libraries

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 (SLES 11 SP4)


After upgrading xorg-x11-libX11 libraries to version 7.4-, some applications that make use of these libraries and a graphical interface, no longer function correctly and appear to hang at different points.

Some application windows appear 'empty' or incompletely rendered.


Update to the latest maintenance release of xorg-x11-libX11.

Version xorg-x11-libX11-7.4- released on 2018-06-22 contained a fix for this issue.


This is due to a bug in the 7.4- version of the xorg-x11-libX11 libraries.

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  • Document ID:7023119
  • Creation Date: 21-Jun-2018
  • Modified Date:12-Oct-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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