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X.Org Server 1.20.1 Point Release Addresses Many Bugs including XWayland and Mesa

The first point release for X.Org Server 1.20 has been released today (xorg-server 1.20.1) and it is chock full of fixes.

X.Org Server 1.20 was in development for more than a year, but its initial release in May was not exactly smooth, as there were numerous bug fallouts and things that needed adjusting. Fortunately, X.Org Server 1.20.1 is the first point release to address a myriad of issues that were effecting the initial release – which is great news, as this point release is just in time to hopefully make it into the various Linux distros that utilize X.Org Server (Ubuntu 18.10, Fedora 29, etc).

(From the release announcement): This bugfix release fixes several issues in RANDR, Xwayland, glamor, the modesetting driver, and elsewhere. Everyone is encouraged to upgrade.

  • EGLStreams for XWayland patches, including the new -eglstream xserver option.
  • XWayland now ensures DRI3 gets flipped on for GLAMOR.
  • Various other XWayland fixes.
  • Syncing the RadeonSI PCI IDs from Mesa.
  • Various updates to the Meson build system support that was introduced in xorg-server 1.20.
  • Support for passing a DRM file descriptor on the command-line via the new -masterfd option.
  • Various updates from Keith Packard on his 1.20 leases work.
  • Fixed 16-bit depth/bpp mode for the xf86-video-modesetting driver among many other modesetting driver fixes.

The release announcement includes many additional details, but we’ve highlighted the most prominent fixes that should interest most Linux users.

Kamil Anwar


A former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.
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