SUMMARY: Q about "Xlib: Maximum number of clients reached"

From: Bill Benedetto (
Date: Tue Nov 02 1999 - 11:12:12 CST

Thanks to

  Mike Mehran Salehi <>
  Danny O'Mahony <>
  Ray Saddler <>
  John P. Dodge <>
  David Robillard <David.Robillard@Matrox.COM>

most of whom pointed me to the archives (or quoted therefrom)
which can be summarized thusly:

  There is a hard limit of 128 X clients for a given Xserver
  display. This means that the Solaris Xserver can only handle
  128 clients being displayed on it.

Thanks to everyone for the quick response!

My original query follows:

> I have a developer who is testing some code. His code runs on a
> bunch of different machines, each of which opens some kind of
> window back to his workstation. This all works fine until things
> screech to a halt with this error:
> Xlib: connection to "rds023:0.0" refused by server
> Xlib: Maximum number of clients reached
> Error: couldn't connect to display "rds023:0"
> I don't even know where to go to figure this one out.
> Any suggestions or pointers?
> Stats:
> Ultra 2
> Solaris 2.6 (SunOS 5.6)

- Bill
Bill Benedetto <> The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
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