Backing Store not working in 8 Bit color depth with vesa driver

Doug Kuvaas doug.kuvaas at
Mon Sep 19 10:12:01 PDT 2011

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 11:52 AM, James Cloos <cloos at> wrote:
> IIRC, the current server code requires that one use a compositing
> manager to do backing store.
> It has beena while since this last come up, though.  I may be mis-
> remembering.
> -JimC
> --
> James Cloos <cloos at>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

If this is the case, is there anything that can be done?  I am running
an XDMCP CDE session from a UNIX host computer, so all I am currently
executing is /usr/bin/Xorg :0 -query <hostname> -from <myip> +bs -wm
-fp tcp/<hostIP>

X version is:

X.Org X Server 1.10.1
Release Date: 2011-04-15
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: x86-04 2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64
Current Operating System: Linux xterm1 #1
SMP Mon May 9 20:45:15 UTC 2011 x86_64
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_xterm1-lv_root
rd_LVM_LV=vg_xterm1/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_xterm1/lv_swap rd_NO_LUKS
rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16
KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet rdblacklist=nouveau nomodeset
Build Date: 28 April 2011  03:50:45AM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.10.1-14.fc15
Current version of pixman: 0.20.2
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