XRecord trouble

Joel Dice dicej at mailsnare.net
Thu Mar 3 10:27:46 PST 2005

On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Joel Dice wrote:

> Hello all.
> I'm having trouble using the XRecord extension in a program, and I wondered 
> if anyone on this list might have some insight.
> The trouble is that XRecordDisableContext does not seem to have any effect, 
> and I've been unable to find any way to stop a thread which has begun 
> accepting XRecord events.  The following program illustrates the problem - 
> the call to XCloseDisplay never returns:

  - snip -

Nevermind - I figured it out.  I hadn't realized that 
XRecordDisableContext *must* be called on a different connection than the 
one used for XRecordEnableContext, since the server ignores all requests 
from the recording client until the context is disabled.  The fix for me 
was to add a control thread which is responsible for disabling the context 
via its own connection.

Thanks for reading.


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