X11/freebsd problem

Chuck Robey chuckr at telenix.org
Fri Feb 5 03:53:35 UTC 2010

I have this problem with my built-under-freebsd-current Xorg, it gives me this
following sort of error everytime it starts up:

(pts/2):{14}% Xlib:  extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":0.0".

Usually, that 2nd line shows up 6 to 12 times, I trimmed the repetitions for
brevity.  Anyone got any idea what this sort of error is?  If it isn't a fairly
common sort of error, I think I'll hunt to see if maybe there's an Xorg mailing
list I could use.  I think that the error originated during the period when I
was writing a X11 graphical tablet driver, but it never (until now) seemed to
actually get it the way.  The version of X I was using is completely gone now,
and when I found out that the cut-rate graphical tablet itself was too defective
to give me a good basis for the driver, well, the driver is history now too
(except for all the stuff I learned, very useful!)

Thanks.  This all came up as I've been searching for a sound player with a good
GUI, and that's what triggered the error this time (the audacious port).

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