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1.249. xorg-x11-server

1.249.1. RHBA-2009:1373: bug fix and enhancement update

Updated xorg-x11-server packages that fix bugs and add enhancements are now available.
X.org X11 is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It provides the basic low level functionality upon which full fledged graphical user interfaces such as GNOME and KDE are designed.
These updated packages address the following bugs:
  • an error in trapezoid rasterisation that caused X to crash and which could be triggered on large web pages has been fixed. (BZ#448586)
  • a crash in software image transfers on 64-bit systems that caused Xvfb (the X virtual framebuffer) to segfault has been fixed. (BZ#467370)
  • a 64-bit bug in the x86 emulator that prevented X from starting on AMD64 and Intel 64 clients was corrected. (BZ#503072)
  • the xorg-x11-server-randr-source package is obsolete but no other packages "obsolete" it. With this update xorg-x11-server obsoletes the randr-source package and, if the old package is present, installing this update will remove it automatically. (BZ#503072)
This update also includes the following enhancements:
  • the -maxclients command line option was added to the X server. This option allows for configurations with either more clients or more resources per client. (BZ#439797)
  • two new opcodes to support newer video BIOSes were added. Note: Intel Mobile Express Series 5 chipsets (also known as "Ironlake graphics" for the CPU used with the chipsets) are only supported in VESA mode in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. (BZ#503182)
All xorg-x11-server users should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues and add these features.

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