Since early February I have not been able to run FreeCAD due to some sort of problem withMESA/Radion graphics(the details of which are beyond me).
Today, after the 20180226 upgrade, I can now no longer run the EAgle PCB design software!
To be more accurate, I think it is running in a window, it is just that I can’t see it. Its just black…
Yippe… First of March upgrade and I got my Eagle PCB CAD graphics back (I could see what I was doing!).
Dho… 3rd March upgrade. Its gone again!!! Eagle PCB CAD still runs, but I just can’t see it!
Still no change on FreeCAD though. Still reporting:
xcb] Unknown sequence number while processing queue
[xcb] Most likely this is a multi-threaded client and XInitThreads has not been called
[xcb] Aborting, sorry about that.
FreeCAD: xcb_io.c:259: poll_for_event: Assertion `!xcb_xlib_threads_sequence_lost' failed.
Aborted (core dumped)
I was feed-up of the annual upgrades. They never went smoothly (probably my fault?) and I always ended doing a full install - which of course necessitated installing all my applications and tweaks I had made throughout the year. A nightmare! I had hoped that “little and often” would be easer.
Given your need to use CAD applications, would Leap 42.3 be a better choice?
Probably. Knowing what I know now. However, I don’t want to switch to 42.3 now when Leap 15 is only weeks(?) away.
But I’d still like to know what it is that is causing my graphics problems…
always the latest kernel versions and the associated User Interface frameworks and, usually, the latest application versions (not always due to openQA checks) with a rolling upgrade model [Tumbleweed] or,
a reasonably stable and usable environment with security and enhancement updates, with the possibility to use the newest useable versions of applications [Leap]?
Looking at the upgrade issue, the following openSUSE documentation may be helpful: