disabling MIT-SHM on older Xorg-X11 servers

john tillman johnt at panix.com
Thu Apr 23 15:38:55 PDT 2009

> john tillman wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm running Xorg's X11 version 6.7.0-2, at least according to rpm, on
>> Fedora Core 2 linux boxes.  Old, I know, but that's what I'm stuck with.
>> Upgrades are not possible.
>> I'd like to disable the MIT-SHM extension.  Can someone please tell me
>> how
>> to do it with the version of X I am using?
>> I tried adding
>>     Section "Extensions"
>>         Option "MIT-SHM" "disable"
>>     EndSection
>> to my xorg.conf but X didn't like that and through an error at start up.
>> Any ideas?
> Rebuild the server?   The Extensions section was added in X11R6.8.
> --
> 	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at sun.com
> 	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

Thanks, Alan.

Looks like that's what I'll have to do.  Is it a simple matter to rebuild
without the shm extension?


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