Xlib: maximum number of clients reached

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Mon Nov 26 01:43:52 PST 2007

On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 06:58:06PM -0800, Geoff Kingsmill wrote:
>   I have a number of eight headed workstations that each need in the order of 500 clients (X-Displays).
>     After bringing up 250 odd clients I get the following error:-
>         Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
> Xlib: Maximum number of clients reached.        <--
>   In Solaris the number of clients can be increased by passing the "-clients 1024" to the X-Server startup.
>     I am running RHEL V5.1 (Xorg V7.1.1). Is there a way to increase the number of clients that can be used with the Xorg X-Server?

You have to rebuild, changing the MAXCLIENTS definition.

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