[Rd] X11 help please

Hin-Tak Leung hin-tak.leung at cimr.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jun 21 00:52:32 CEST 2007

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> I suspect that the attrib structure isn't really the problem, but I 
> don't know what the problem is.  X11() works fine under Xvfb on MacOSX, 
> and rgl works fine when the Xvfb server is on Linux or Cygwin (with the 
> identical line to invoke Xvfb as I was using on MacOSX.)  So there's 
> something special about the interaction of rgl with the MacOSX Xvfb.

While it is exceedingly rare (xorg developers are some of the best...)
are you talking about it working on x86/x86_64 lihux and cygwin/x86,
and not working on powerpc Mac OS X? - i.e. as opposed to possibly
  alpha/sparc/powerpc linux and x86 mac OS X?

The reason why I am asking is that intel is small-endian and
powerpc is big-endian. It is very rare, but can't say if there could
be endian-issues in the interaction. (given that most Xvfb users are
on small-endian platforms?)

It might be useful to ask at the IRC channel #freedesktop at Freenode for 
debug tips - there are some seriously hardcore X11 guru's there... I am 
sure they like to know if you can bring Xvfb down :-).


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