gimp-2.6.6_2+x11 startup issue
devans at macports.org
Wed Jul 22 09:49:01 PDT 2009
Pawel Veselov wrote:
>> 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
>> 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
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