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Xephyr is an X server that can be run inside another X server, much like Xnest. It is based on the kdrive X server, and as a result it supports newer extensions than Xnest, including render and composite.

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This package is built from the xserver module.

Package version:2:1.4.2-10.lenny4



What Is It ?

Xephyr is a a kdrive server that outputs to a window on a pre-existing
'host' X display. Think Xnest but with support for modern extensions
like composite, damage and randr. 

Unlike Xnest which is an X proxy, i.e.  limited to the
capabilities of the host X server, Xephyr is a real X server which
uses the host X server window as "framebuffer


xorg-server (2:1.4.2-10.lenny4) lenny; urgency=low

  * glx: don't crash in SwapBuffers if we don't have a context
    (closes: #603015).

 -- Julien Cristau <>  Mon, 01 Aug 2011 20:24:37 +0200

xorg-server (2:1.4.2-10.lenny3) stable; urgency=low

  * Cherry-pick patch from upstream to set umask to a sane value in Xorg
    before opening the log, so we don't create it world-writ


commit ff49f5944d06b17fb904c4f64b8660aab60d8d0d
Author: Alex Deucher <alex@samba.(none)>
Date:   Thu Jan 3 22:53:36 2008 -0500

    Fix potential crasher in xf86CrtcRotate()
    xf86CrtcRotate() is called by randr 1.2 drivers via xf86CrtcSetMode() or xf86SetDesiredModes()
    during ScreenInit() at which point pScrn->pScreen is not set. If a user specifies a rotation
    in their config file 


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