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Re: [trinity-devel] kdelibs: krandr and older xrandr version

From: Christopher J Kleinschmidt <jumpship@...>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 01:56:33 -0500
I don't know if it helps, but I'm using Trinity 3.5.12 on Debian
Squeeze with the NVIDIA proprietary drivers. I don't have multiple
monitors, but randr seems to work fine. I can resize from the tray
icon anyway.

On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 3:00 PM, /dev/ammo42 <mickeytintincolle@...> wrote:
> Le Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:34:12 +0200,
> François ANDRIOT <francois.andriot@...> a écrit :
>> Hello, I'm trying to build kdelibs 3.5.12 on RHEL 5 (which is getting
>> a bit old, but still supported by RH, and widely used in companies).
>> When compiling krandr, it fails with the following output:
>> make[2]: entrant dans le répertoire «
>> /home/albator/rpmbuild/BUILD/kdelibs/krandr »
>> /bin/sh ../libtool --tag=CC --mode=compile gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I.
>> -I. -I.. -I../dcop -I../kdecore -I../kio/kssl -I../kjs -I./..
>> -I../dcop -I../libltdl -I../kdefx -I../kdecore -I../kdecore
>> -I../kdecore/network -I../kdeui -I../kio -I../kio/kio -I../kio/kfile
>> -I.. -I/usr/lib64/qt-3.3/include -include tqt.h -I.
>> -I/opt/trinity/include -I/opt/trinity/include/tqt
>> -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector
>> --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 -mtune=generic -c -o lowlevel_randr.lo
>> lowlevel_randr.c gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I../dcop
>> -I../kdecore -I../kio/kssl -I../kjs -I./.. -I../dcop -I../libltdl
>> -I../kdefx -I../kdecore -I../kdecore -I../kdecore/network -I../kdeui
>> -I../kio -I../kio/kio -I../kio/kfile -I.. -I/usr/lib64/qt-3.3/include
>> -include tqt.h -I. -I/opt/trinity/include -I/opt/trinity/include/tqt
>> -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector
>> --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 -mtune=generic -c lowlevel_randr.c
>> -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/lowlevel_randr.o In file included from
>> lowlevel_randr.c:23: lowlevel_randr.h:102:7: warning: no newline at
>> end of file In file included from lowlevel_randr.c:24:
>> lowlevel_randr.h:29: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before
>> 'RRCrtc'
>> lowlevel_randr.h:44: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before
>> 'RROutput'
>> lowlevel_randr.h:55: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before
>> 'XRRScreenResources'
>> lowlevel_randr.h:90: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or
>> '__attribute__' before '*' token
>> lowlevel_randr.h:91: error: expected ')' before '*' token
>> lowlevel_randr.h:92: error: expected ')' before '*' token
>> lowlevel_randr.h:93: error: expected declaration specifiers or '...'
>> before 'RROutput'
>> [...]
>> and so on ... (the full log is attached to this mail)
>> It seems that RHEL5 Xrandr version (1.1.1) is too old for krandr.
> XRandR 1.1.1 doesn't support multiple monitors, which is the cause for
> the failed compilation of lowlevel_randr.{h,c} which uses multi-monitor
> support from XRandR 1.2+.
>> I have no idea of what is the most reasonable way to go:
>> Should I try to compile a newer version of Xrandr ? Is that even
>> possible without compiling a lot of other stuff ?
> XRandR is a protocol extension of the X11 protocol, so using XRandR 1.2
> would require to update the X server (and also, according to Phoronix
> the NVIDIA drivers just don't support XrandR 1.2 as of July 2011).
> Did anyone try to use the new Trinity XRandR functionality with the
> proprietary NVIDIA drivers ?
>> Should I disable krandr in kdelibs makefile ? What will be the
>> consequences on further compiled packages ?
> You will probably have some problems to compile KRandRTray :)
>> Should I revert all krandr-related patches to recover older KDE3
>> functionalities ?
> This is perhaps the simplest way to build a working Trinity on RHEL5,
> but the problem is the resulting kdelibs you will get will be
> incompatible with standard Trinity kdelibs.
> IMHO the right thing to do would be to enable conditional
> compilation of XRandR 1.2+ multi-monitor capabilities and to support
> it with kconfig.h.
>> Thanks in advance for your enlightenment :-)
>> Francois Andriot
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