Yeah, a bisect would be useful. You need to run make clean && make &&
sudo make install (to actually install the new binary -- unless you
change your xinitrc to run the local file in your checkout instead).

Restarting X isn't necessary, restarting i3 in-place would suffice. But
since you have wrapped askpass around the i3 session, you'll indeed
probably need to exit your X session and startx again.


On 11/03/2015 04:46 PM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> I can confirm the first problem is gone (the window has the correct size) 
> with 4.10.4
> However the ghosting problem still exists, though now it also has the correct 
> size and a black background instead of grey like before.
> see
> still want me to do a bisect? for all versions i would just run make clean && 
> make && restart x using the new i3 binary right? anything else needed?
> Dieter
> On Tue, 3 Nov 2015 16:05:31 -0500
> Ingo Bürk <> wrote:
>> Hi Dieter,
>> can you do the following?
>> 1) Downgrade to i3 4.10.4 and see if it fixes the problem. If so, please
>> run a git bisect to figure out which commit broke it. If 4.10.4 has the
>> same problem, try downgrading askpass or report a bug there.
>> 2) Provide a complete i3 log file where you started it. See the
>> debugging docs on the i3 website for information. Also provide the
>> output of "xprop" and "xwininfo -all" when clicking on the opened
>> askpass window.
>> Ingo
>> On 11/03/2015 03:32 PM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
>>> hello everyone,
>>> long time no see! i've been a long time i3 user but only since a recent 
>>> upgrade i've started having issues with 
>>> ssh-askpass.
>>> to be specific, in my .xinitrc I have:
>>> i3 -d all >> ~/i3-out 2>> ~/i3-err &
>>> waitpid=$!
>>> ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa_dieter-ws-a7n8x-arch < /dev/null
>>> (.. some more stuff)
>>> wait $waitpid
>>> i posted my i3 config to 
>>> (it's pretty much 
>>> default, with a few extra binds and a different bar)
>>> the ssh-add spawns the x11-ssh-askpass program and since recently i've been 
>>> seeing these two problems:
>>> screenshots of both issues @
>>> 1) the window is way too small. it used to be just the right size for the 
>>> popup.
>>> 2) after entering the password and hitting enter, a "ghost" of the window 
>>> stays stuck in all of my i3 workspaces.
>>> those workspaces that have windows in them will have the windows cover it, 
>>> but otherwise if i go to say workspace number 5 while no windows are there, 
>>> it'll show a ghost of the ask pass window.
>>> any idea what might be the cause? i'm using 4.11
>>> thanks,
>>> Dieter  

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