[lsb-discuss] X11 Extensions for Fullscreen OpenGL

Jan Emoti emotican at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 08:50:21 PDT 2008

Are there other alternatives to using randr, since they say it only works
with "recent versions of Linux" and there are "still have very serious
issues" for some hardware?

Given that randr omits all Radeon R100 series AND GeForce 1-7 series parts,
would the loss of this massive installed-base discourage ISV's from linux?

Is libXxf86vm not in lsb because it was once not included in Debian 3.1r2 on

If this is not the best list for these kind of questions please tell me
where to go.

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 1:07 PM, Tiago Vignatti <tvignatti at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> particular."
> This library will be nuked soon due randr rework (1.3).
> Cheers,
> --
> Tiago Vignatti
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