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Date:      Sun, 1 Feb 2009 06:12:45 -0800
From:      Garrett Cooper <>
To:        Mel <>
Cc:        "O. Hartmann" <>,,
Subject:   Re: Xorg upgrade desaster: Xlib: extension "Generic Event	Extension " missing on display ":0.0".
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On Jan 31, 2009, at 9:05 PM, Mel wrote:

> On Saturday 31 January 2009 15:39:03 O. Hartmann wrote:
>> Mel wrote:
>>> On Friday 30 January 2009 13:19:41 O. Hartmann wrote:
>>>> After upgrading one of my FreeBSD 8.0-CUR/amd64 boxes to new  
>>>> xorg-7.4
>>>> and having done hurting recompiling nearly everything/package  
>>>> twice now
>>>> firefox3 still doesn't work properly and hits me when starting  
>>>> with this
>>>> error message:
>>>> Xlib:  extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ": 
>>>> 0.0".
>>>> Then firefox3 freezes forever, showing something like the  
>>>> background or
>>>> pixel remnants of windows/picograms moving over its window.
>> Well, that doesn't help very much. As R. Noland wrote, the error  
>> coming
>> up isn't of any harm.
>> I still have Firefox3 not working on a FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT/AMD64 UP  
>> box,
>> running the most recent FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT and having now recompiled
>> three time EVERYTHING, Firefox3 inclusive. Firefox3 is still stuck  
>> when
>> it comes to pulldown menus or requester for download destination,  
>> eating
>> up 100% CPU time and slowing down the box incredible. I pretty sure I
>> have all the stuff of the X11 suite in the right place and the right
>> revision number, as I said, I recompiled everything three times and I
>> did several attempts upgrading the whole Xorg since sunday last week.
> You have 2 choices:
> - revert to known working xorg-server-1.4 (xorg 7.3)
> - try to debug this using the send-pr system, given the ammount of  
> problems
> people are posting with this xorg-server, more datapoints are not a  
> bad
> thing.
> As a sidenote, it would be nice if xorg-server14 port would be  
> created till
> the dust has settled.

	I don't have an issue with any cairo related ports after upgrading to  
xorg 7.4. Of course I had to rebuild everything dependent on libxcb,  
but that took no more than one iteration to complete (apart from  
xchat2, which took 4 iterations to finish because of some wonky  
library mucking up the works). Yay for statically linked library code - 

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