Fatal IO Error: 11 (resource temporarily unavailable)

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Sun May 19 09:54:46 PDT 2013

On 05/19/13 08:35 AM, First Last wrote:
> I got this error when I try to run all example I have of xlib :
> Fatal IO Error: 11 (resource temporarily unavailable)

If you got that after killed Xorg, then that's a common client response.

> I guess in all these examples I should see the mouse pointer, particulary in the
> last example of the link I pasted before, I don't see my mouse, clicking doesn't
> works etc. I guess it's linked with my IO error.

Unless you start Xorg with the -retro flag it won't draw a cursor until a client
(usually the window manager or desktop environment) sets the cursor image.  This
is one of many changes in the years since people last wrote books on Xlib. (They
don't anymore since the advice is much shorter now: "Don't use Xlib directly,
use a toolkit.")

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc

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