Subject: Cannot use any X applications (BadValue error) with Xorg
To: None <>
From: Blair Sadewitz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/20/2006 13:49:03
I'm using Xorg on amd64 with an ATI X800 card.  I can display the root
window just fine, but if I try to use any application whatsoever
(xterm, xconsole, twm, anything) I get this message:

X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for op=
  Major opcode of failed request:  1 (X_CreateWindow)
  Value in failed request:  0x28
  Serial number of failed request:  33
  Current serial number in output stream:  41

Obviously, this precludes using X for anything besides basking in the
warm glow of  the root window because the window manager dies followed
by the server in under one second. ;)

I have absolutely no idea what to do (argh!), and would hate to give
up NetBSD because I cannot solve this problem.  If anyone wants to
help me, I will send them Xorg logs and such.

I do not think this is a driver problem, though; the display is fine.=20
It just exits with that error.