GLXPixmap and radeon driver

Daniel Stone daniel at
Thu Apr 3 03:00:55 PDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 09:10:03PM +0100, Glynn Clements wrote:
> Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > The error is generated because you're trying to render to a GLXPixmap,
> > which the drivers don't support without DRI2.
> Is it not possible for libGL to trap this? glXMakeCurrent returns a
> boolean status; it would be nice if it would just return false without
> requiring the application to deal with the error. But there may well
> be issues which I'm overlooking here.

It's not possible without installing an error handler: Xlib catches the
error straight off the wire.

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