bmerrison's picture

Hang on initialization in Windows with libX11.dll

Project:The Open Toolkit library
Version:1.1.0-2013-12-15
Component:Code
Category:bug report
Priority:normal
Assigned:Unassigned
Status:closed
Description

I'm a new OpenTK user and tried to get the Game.cs file from the Samples folder working. I am on Windows 7 64-bit, using Visual Studio 2010. The problem I had was that the program would just hang as soon as I started it: no window was created (except the console one).

I eventually tracked the problem through a bunch of static initialization and found that the hang was happened when the OpenTK.Platform.X11.API() static constructor called the XInitThreads function from libX11.dll. Although I don't generally run X in Windows, I found that I did in fact have a libX11.dll on my system, as part of an application that I have in my PATH (when I want to run this application I run Xming). Removing this application from my PATH fixed the problem, but this isn't ideal as I have it there for a reason!

I realise that this is a very obscure problem and probably won't affect many people, but my (uneducated) guess is that it's probably a reasonably simple fix? Not that I'm qualified to suggest what should be changed!


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the Fiddler's picture

#1

Version:1.0-2010-10-06» 1.1.0-2013-12-15
Status:open» closed

This issue should be fixed in OpenTK 1.1 beta3. X11 is only initialized if running on Linux or if explicitly requested via Toolkit.Init(ToolkitOptions).

Please file a bug report at https://github.com/opentk/opentk/issues if you can still reproduce this.