Strange results from xdpyinfo

Ilya Anfimov ilan at
Sat Apr 23 17:59:09 UTC 2016

On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 06:28:55PM +0100, David C. Partridge wrote:
>    When using two relatively recent X implementations (VcxSrv, Ubuntu
>    14.04) an X client reports strange results from xdypinfo.
>    Specifically there are multiple (many, many) results looking like:

 It's  not strange. It should be expected now. In fact, it is GLX
that require special visual for any  sane  combination  of  basic
properties like Z-buffer, stencil, double buffer and some others.

 Nevertheless,  this  behaviour is perfectly adheres to spec, and
is here for a long time and doesn't cause much trouble.


>    this is blowing the buffer for an application that uses xdpyinfo to
>    determine the display resolution to use.

 Such a pity.

>    By contrast OpenText Exceed shows only ONE 24 plane entry.
>    Is there any fix for this problem?

 There is no problem and no need to fix.

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