[lsb-discuss] X11 Extensions for Fullscreen OpenGL

Tiago Vignatti tvignatti at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 12:07:14 PDT 2008

Jan Emoti escreveu:
> Hi, I am new to this. Just ran lsbappchk and got the following message:
>   DT_NEEDED: libXxf86vm.so.1 is used, but not part of the LSB
> My understanding is this library provides the only way to get a 
> fullscreen graphics mode (at least for OpenGL apps).
> On the WheresMyLibrary page's X11 Extension Libraries - 'B' list it 
> shows: libXxf86vm - ??: not in spec
> I wonder if there is much interest given that fullscreen is important 
> for apps like games, simulators, and screensavers?
> The Database Navigator shows:
>   There are 17 applications registered in the database that use 
> interfaces from this library (list...).
>   There are 23 applications registered in the database that require this 
> library (list...).
>   The library is absent in 1 distribution.
>   Other distributions provide this library. (Around 40).
> Does this mean these apps should use a static version of the library? 
> What are the most likely things that could break my apps?

"libXxf86vm provides an interface to the XFree86-VidModeExtension 
extension, which allows client applications to get and set video mode 
timings in extensive detail. It is used by the xvidtune program in 

This library will be nuked soon due randr rework (1.3).


Tiago Vignatti

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