Xlib: maximum number of clients reached

walter harms wharms at bfs.de
Mon Nov 26 01:49:36 PST 2007

Daniel Stone wrote:
> 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?
> Hi,
> You have to rebuild, changing the MAXCLIENTS definition.
> Cheers,
> Daniel

any reason NOT to replace it with a commandline option ?


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