Xorg upgrade desaster: Xlib: extension "Generic Event Extension
" missing on display ":0.0".
yanefbsd at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 06:07:47 PST 2009
On Jan 31, 2009, at 9:05 PM, Mel wrote:
> On Saturday 31 January 2009 15:39:03 O. Hartmann wrote:
>> Mel wrote:
>>> On Friday 30 January 2009 13:19:41 O. Hartmann wrote:
>>>> After upgrading one of my FreeBSD 8.0-CUR/amd64 boxes to new
>>>> and having done hurting recompiling nearly everything/package
>>>> twice now
>>>> firefox3 still doesn't work properly and hits me when starting
>>>> with this
>>>> error message:
>>>> Xlib: extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":
>>>> Then firefox3 freezes forever, showing something like the
>>>> background or
>>>> pixel remnants of windows/picograms moving over its window.
>> Well, that doesn't help very much. As R. Noland wrote, the error
>> up isn't of any harm.
>> I still have Firefox3 not working on a FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT/AMD64 UP
>> running the most recent FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT and having now recompiled
>> three time EVERYTHING, Firefox3 inclusive. Firefox3 is still stuck
>> it comes to pulldown menus or requester for download destination,
>> up 100% CPU time and slowing down the box incredible. I pretty sure I
>> have all the stuff of the X11 suite in the right place and the right
>> revision number, as I said, I recompiled everything three times and I
>> did several attempts upgrading the whole Xorg since sunday last week.
> You have 2 choices:
> - revert to known working xorg-server-1.4 (xorg 7.3)
> - try to debug this using the send-pr system, given the ammount of
> people are posting with this xorg-server, more datapoints are not a
> As a sidenote, it would be nice if xorg-server14 port would be
> created till
> the dust has settled.
I don't have an issue with any cairo related ports after upgrading to
xorg 7.4. Of course I had to rebuild everything dependent on libxcb,
but that took no more than one iteration to complete (apart from
xchat2, which took 4 iterations to finish because of some wonky
library mucking up the works). Yay for statically linked library code -
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