Xgl and redirecting events

David Reveman davidr at novell.com
Wed Jan 10 16:51:33 PST 2007

On Sat, 2007-01-06 at 19:46 +0100, Heinrich Janzing wrote:
> On Friday 05 January 2007 00:16, you wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-01-04 at 13:25 +0100, Heinrich Janzing wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Due to my hardware (ATI) I am forced to use Xgl for development of my
> > > OpenGL compositor in order to get hardware acceleration (otherwise I
> > > would have opted for AIGLX).
> > >
> > > Like Looking Glass, my windows are not displayed in a strictly 2D manner
> > > anymore. This means that like LG I will have to use event redirection. I
> > > was going to use Xevie for this. Since Xgl doesn't support Xevie (yet?) I
> > > figured I could connect to the underlying X server and use Xevie on that
> > > to intercept events (assuming that it still handles the hardware events,
> > > which seemed to be the case).
> >
> > Xevie should work fine with Xgl. I have been using it before so it
> > shouldn't take a lot time to get it working again if it's for some
> > reason currently broken.
> >
> > -David
> Thanks for your reply. Are you saying that I should be able to use Xevie 
> connecting simply to the default display (Xgl)? This does not seem to be 
> working for me. Making Xevie requests generates an X error stating that Xevie 
> is not supported. xdpyinfo confirms this, as XEVIE is not in the extensions 
> list. When running xdpyinfo -display :0.0 (normal X server) XEVIE does appear 
> in the extensions list.
> Am I simply running a too old version of Xgl? Or should that not be an 
> issue... My Xgl package version is "7.0.0.git.20060725-0ubuntu2.1". To build 
> the xorg sources from git I appearently need to upgrade to libdrm 2.3 which I 
> fear will mess things up (no packages yet).

You have to explicitly enable xevie when building the server. The
package you're using is likely just not built with support for xevie.


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