it sound like a Motif issue. It seems that on some distributions LessTif is installed instead of OpenMotif. LessTif sadly makes troubles. If its the case, that you have LessTif installed, please try to uninstall the files that come with this package an install OpenMotif.
For example you can download the RPM from this source
or the 32Bit version here
Please let me know if this helps!
Regarding driver window/no driver window: Currently we don't provide a solution, to start the driver without having this main window.