VNC patch for Xserver 1.3

Colin Guthrie gmane at
Fri Oct 19 01:08:27 PDT 2007

Stefan Dirsch wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 04:26:10PM -0700, Dan Nicholson wrote:
>> On 10/18/07, Colin Guthrie <gmane at> wrote:
>>> Dan Nicholson wrote:
>>>> You may want to try my patch. I remember fixing this. Or, you just
>>>> need to make sure the script is executable after
>>>> applying the patch.
>>>> chmod +x
>>>> That may be why it's not finding auth.c. I believe it gets symlinked
>>>> from hw/vnc -> hw/xfree86/vnc.
>>> *bang* That was the sound of Dan's hammer hitting Colin's nail on the head.
>> Glad to know that solved things. I think I'll go add that chmod
>> reminder to my patch header so I don't forget again.
>>> After applying the patch, I simply do the chmod as you suggest and all
>>> seems well :) Certainly things get past this. I still have issues with
>>> dmx but I don't htink it's related to this specifically so I wont go
>>> into detail.
>> I recall that I couldn't build dmx on vanilla xorg-server-1.4, so it
>> might not be the VNC patch causing problems.
>>> I'd still suggest a cleanup of the CVS repo to merge the missing
>>> upstream files properly all the same.
>> I really wanted to send some patches to Alan and Brian, but I was
>> pretty worn out after the effort to generate the patch. One of these
>> days I'm gonna import the xf4vnc repo into git and start cleaning
>> things up in a sane way.
> Finally I gave your patch a try. Unfortunately it suffers from the same
> problem as mentioned before. The Xserver crashes when the libvnc module
> is loaded.
> (**) Mouse[3]: always reports core events
> (II) evaluating device (Mouse[3])
> Backtrace:
> 0: X(xf86SigHandler+0x6a) [0x496f0a]
> 1: /lib64/ [0x2b5221649ba0]
> 2: /lib64/ [0x2b522168eba0]
> 3: X(xf86ActivateDevice+0x59) [0x499279]
> 4: X(InitInput+0x4d) [0x46785d]
> 5: X(main+0x370) [0x436210]
> I'm wondering why you don't see this problem.

I'll try and replicate this once I get my system up and running :)

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