Error: Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display "my_machine_name:1.0".

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Tue Sep 1 21:04:48 PDT 2009

Peng Yu wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently installed gtk+-2.16.6 on my machine from source code. I
> also installed a few other packages that are required by gtk+, which
> include libXrandr-1.3.0 (compiled from source code).
> Then, I get the following error when I run any gui program, for example, gvim.
> Xlib:  extension "RANDR" missing on display "my_machine_name:1.0".

That's a combination of a bug in gtk trying to use the RANDR extension
before verifying the server supports it, and your X server (not
libraries) not supporting RANDR.

    -Alan Coopersmith-		alan.coopersmith at
     Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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