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From: Jon TURNEY <>
Subject: Re: xorg-server-1.9.2-1 Fullscreen Issue
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 17:48:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1295584726.2277.17.camel@gx620.lan>

On 21/01/2011 04:38, Frederick D. Hansen wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-11-19 at 13:37 +0000, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>> On 18/11/2010 12:33, Frederick Hansen wrote:
>>> Just FYI, after upgrading to xorg-server 1.9.2, any attempt to run in fullscreen results in an error.  Downgrading to version 1.8.2 seems to correct the issue.  Running either version in multiwindow also works.
>>> The contents of Xwin.log are shown below:
>>> Welcome to the XWin X Server
>>> Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project
>>> Release: (10902000)
>>> Build Date: 2010-11-03
>>> XWin was started with the following command line:
>>> /usr/bin/XWin -fullscreen -depth 8 -clipboard -silent-dup-error 
>> [snip]
>>> [ 30091.406] (EE) XKB: Could not invoke xkbcomp
>>> [ 30091.406] (EE) XKB: Couldn't compile keymap
>>> [ 30091.406] XKB: Failed to compile keymap
>>> [ 30091.406] Keyboard initialization failed. This could be a missing or incorrect setup of xkeyboard-config.
>>> [ 30091.406] 
>>> Fatal server error:
>>> [ 30091.406] Failed to activate core devices.
>> Interesting.
>> I can start X in fullscreen without problems using the same options.
>> Are you sure that removing -fullscreen allows the X server to start properly?
>>  This kind of failure (invoking xkbcomp) is usually caused by BLODA or rebase
>> problems preventing xkbcomp from being spawned.  It would be unusual for that
>> to only occur with certain options, but I guess it is possible.
> I have tried running in fullscreen on several other machines as well,
> and ran into the same problem on some of these other machines.  These
> are fairly clean Windows XP SP3 installations.  The issue occurs with
> version 1.9.3 as well.  It does indeed work with -fullscreen removed.
> Furthermore, if I rename /lib/dri/ to something else, the
> affected systems run in fullscreen without issue.

I use XP SP3.  I can't reproduce this problem.

The problem going away when you remove (and hence prevent from loading) the
dynamically loaded *really* makes this look like a remap problem.

There is some work upstream to remove this rather pointless fork/exec of
xkbcomp and replace it with libxkbcommon, but that now seems unlikely to
appear in X server 1.10.

Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-11-18 12:33 Frederick Hansen
2010-11-19 13:37 ` Jon TURNEY
2011-01-21  4:38   ` Frederick D. Hansen
2011-01-24 17:48     ` Jon TURNEY [this message]
2011-01-26 13:24       ` Reinier Post

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