GL, 6.9, and missing TrueColor visuals

Michel Dänzer michel at
Sat Jun 24 07:52:52 PDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-22 at 12:49 -0500, timwoj at wrote: 
> I'm having a problem with gl and 6.9.  GL can't seem to find any of 
> the true color visuals that are on the system, but only when I connect 
> from a remote machine.  xdpyinfo says the visuals are there, but 
> glXChooseVisual can't seem to see them.  I have a short snippet of code 
> that can demostrate it.  If I run the code on the local machine, it finds 
> a visual without any problems.
> I've tested the code on older versions of XF86 as well as a couple of 
> different versions of Xsun, and it works there correctly.  I've also tried 
> this on two separate machines running 6.9 and one running 6.8.2 and 
> it failed on both.
> If it's something I'm not doing right in my code, I'd rather fix it that 
> way than upgrade to 7.1 if I can.  I've attached the code and the output 
> of xdpyinfo.  The xdpyinfo output was generated by Sun's xdpyinfo on the 
> Solaris box I'm trying to connect from.

Not sure this is what you're seeing, but I pushed a couple of fixes to
xserver git for GLX issues when server and client have different byte

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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