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Date:      Tue, 03 Feb 2009 11:33:10 +1000
From:      Da Rock <rock_on_the_web@comcen.com.au>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Xorg upgrade disaster: Xlib: extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":0.0".
Message-ID:  <1233624790.1092.1.camel@laptop2.herveybayaustralia.com.au>
In-Reply-To: <49860ABC.1030205@system.pl>
References:  <49837CFD.4080603@mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de> <49860ABC.1030205@system.pl>

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On Sun, 2009-02-01 at 21:49 +0100, Marcin Cieslak wrote:
> 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".
> 
> 
> Looks like libraries (Xext among others) already support the XGE extension:
> 
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.freedesktop.xorg/36483
> 
> but the current the 1.5 Xorg server does not support and the 1.6 release 
> is behind schedule a bit:
> 
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Njg4OA
> 
> I keep getting this error after upgrade of X today but everything works 
> as usual.
> 

Except for me: I have mplayer not working as well as other misc X progs.
Same error...

> > Then firefox3 freezes forever, showing something like the background or
> > pixel remnants of windows/picograms moving over its window.
> 
> The firefox problem is unrelated I think to the message above (as 
> demonstrated later in the thred)
> 
> --Marcin
> 
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