[Xcb] xcb_randr_set_screen_size_checked error

Uli Schlachter psychon at znc.in
Fri Sep 3 11:56:00 UTC 2021


Am 02.09.21 um 02:57 schrieb Andrey Af:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to use this function but I get an error:
> error code: 8, major: 0x8c, minor: 0x07, sequence: 4

Error 8 is BadMatch / XCB_MATCH. But perhaps even better...

>     auto _conn = xcb_connect(":0", nullptr);

I changed the above ":0" to nullptr and ran your code under xtrace [1].

The result is lots of output which ends with:

000:<:0004: 20: RANDR-Request(140,7): SetScreenSize window=0x00000761
width=1680 height=1050 width[mm]=477 height[mm]=268
000:<:0005:  4: Request(43): GetInputFocus
000:>:0004:Error 8=Match: major=140, minor=7, bad=0x00000761, seq=0004
000:>:0005:32: Reply to GetInputFocus: revert-to=PointerRoot(0x01)
main: error code: 8, major: 0x8c, minor: 0x07, sequence: 4

The "0004" before the error is the sequence number. Your error output
also says "sequence: 4". With this output, we see that the SetScreenSize
request has the same sequence number, so this is the one generating the

Next, I looked at [2] and found for RRSetScreenSize:

        All active monitors must be configured to display a
	subset of the specified size, else a Match error results.

My current setup looks like this:

$ xrandr | grep ' connected'
HDMI-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x
axis y axis) 477mm x 268mm
DP-2 connected 1280x1024+1920+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y
axis) 376mm x 301mm

My DP-2 would be outside of the screen size that your program tries to
set and hence the X11 server refused this request.

Are you sure that SetScreenSize is the request that you actually want to
send? I would guess that you are more interested in SetCrtcConfig.
To be sure, I would recommend running something like "xtrace xrandr
--output FOO --right-of BAR" and investigating the output (where this is
just an example xrandr invocation and you should replace it with what
you are actually trying to achieve).

Hope this helps,

[1]: https://packages.debian.org/bullseye/xtrace
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