gimp-2.6.6_2+x11 startup issue

David Evans devans at
Wed Jul 22 09:49:01 PDT 2009

Pawel Veselov wrote:
> [skipped]
>> OK, I think I have everything sorted out.  After a lot of uninstalling,
>> deleting, and recompiling, I got gimp-2.6 to work.  However, I'm still
>> getting:
>> Xlib:  extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0".
>> I get this when loading Inkscape as well.  They both seem to run fine other
>> than this.  Anyone know where this issue might be coming from?
> Well, since XRANDR is an X extension that is responsible for
> on-the-fly display rotating and resizing, this is probably optional,
> and is not required for the well being of gimp (and linkscape), and I
> doubt that MacOS X11 can ever truly support this extension.Since these
> tools can somehow take advantage of this extension, they complain that
> it is not present. (Actually, they just print whatever error message
> Xlib produces).
> _______________________________________________
Just to verify that inkscape, gimp and almost every gtk+ application
emits this error message at least on
startup.  It is generally harmless and does not effect the operation of
these programs.

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