Error debugging the X server...

Michel Dänzer michel at
Mon Mar 12 00:02:18 PDT 2007

On Sun, 2007-03-11 at 13:32 -0700, Forever Kid wrote:
> I can debug the test program just fine, but I cannot step into any 
> of the shared X libraries, the X server in this case.

The X server is not a shared library but a separate process. If you want
to debug it, you need to attach gdb to the X server process instead of
(or in addition to) the client process.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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