xnest - Nested X server

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name xnest
Package version 1.12.4
Package release 6+deb7u6
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.81 KB
Download size 804.23 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Xnest is a nested X server that simply relays all its requests to another
X server, where it runs as a client.  This means that it appears as another
window in your current X session.  Xnest relies upon its parent X server
for font services.
Use of the Xephyr X server instead of Xnest is recommended.
More information about X.Org can be found at:
This package is built from the X.org xserver module.


Package Version Architecture Repository
xnest_1.12.4-6+deb7u8_i386.deb 1.12.4 i386 Debian Security Updates Main
xnest_1.12.4-6+deb7u8_amd64.deb 1.12.4 amd64 Debian Security Updates Main
xnest_1.12.4-6+deb7u6_i386.deb 1.12.4 i386 Debian Main
xnest - - -


Name Value
libaudit0 >= 1.7.13
libc6 >= 2.8
libgcrypt11 >= 1.4.5
libpixman-1-0 >= 0.13.2
libselinux1 >= 2.0.82
libx11-6 -
libxau6 -
libxdmcp6 -
libxext6 -
libxfont1 >= 1:1.4.2
xserver-common >= 2:1.12.4-6+deb7u6


Name Value
xserver -


Type URL
Binary Package xnest_1.12.4-6+deb7u6_amd64.deb
Source Package xorg-server

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install xnest deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install xnest




2015-02-09 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xorg-server (2:1.12.4-6+deb7u6) wheezy-security; urgency=high
* dix: Allow zero-height PutImage requests (regression in previous update)
* xkb: Don't swap XkbSetGeometry data in the input buffer (prerequisite for
next patch)
* xkb: Check strings length against request size (CVE-2015-0255)
2014-12-09 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@debian.org>
xorg-server (2:1.12.4-6+deb7u5) wheezy-security; urgency=low
* Two followup patches by Keith Packard
2014-12-09 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <carnil@debian.org>
xorg-server (2:1.12.4-6+deb7u4) wheezy-security; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload by the Security Team.
* Fix encoding of debian/changelog to UTF-8. 
2014-12-09 - Moritz Mühlenhoff <jmm@debian.org>
xorg-server (2:1.12.4-6+deb7u3) wheezy-security; urgency=low
* Multiple new security issues, backports by Julien and myself
(CVE-2014-8091 to CVE-2014-8102)
2013-12-17 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xorg-server (2:1.12.4-6+deb7u2) wheezy-security; urgency=high
* exa: only draw valid trapezoids
Addresses CVE-2013-6424
2013-10-21 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@debian.org>
xorg-server (2:1.12.4-6+deb7u1) stable-security; urgency=low
* CVE-2013-4396
2013-04-17 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xorg-server (2:1.12.4-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Touch: Fix duplicate TouchBegin selection with virtual devices
(closes: #696272)
* Xi: Don't check for TOUCH_END, it's never set
* Xi: Update the device after delivering the emulated pointer event
(closes: #702662)
* xf86: fix flush input to work with Linux evdev devices.  Addresses
2013-02-23 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xorg-server (2:1.12.4-5) unstable; urgency=low
* dmx: don't include dmx-config.h from xdmxconfig (closes: #495816)
* xfree86: bail on misformed acpi strings (closes: #696110)
* dix: don't allow overriding a grab with a different type of grab
* dix: Set focus field on XI2 crossing events (closes: #699907)
* Link against -lbsd on kfreebsd.  This gives us access to getpeereid(), and
makes MIT-SHM work with non-world-accessible segments (closes: #701469).
2012-11-29 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xorg-server (2:1.12.4-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix memory leak in libnettle sha1 patch.  Thanks, Yaakov Selkowitz!
* Cherry-pick from upstream:
- dix: set the device transformation matrix.  Avoids cursor jumps in
virtualbox (closes: #694598)
2012-11-05 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xorg-server (2:1.12.4-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Replace EXA patch from previous upload with the one actually applied
upstream (closes: #666468).

See Also

Package Description
xnetcardconfig_0.2.1-1_all.deb A simple network card configuration wizard for X
xneur_0.15.0-1.1_amd64.deb in-place conversion of text typed in with a wrong keyboard layout
xonix_1.4-29_amd64.deb game to carve up the screen whilst dodging monsters
xoo_0.8-1.1_amd64.deb graphical wrapper around Xnest/Xephyr
xorg-dev_7.7+3~deb7u1_all.deb X.Org X Window System development libraries
xorg-docs-core_1.6-1_all.deb Core documentation for the X.org X Window System
xorg-docs_1.6-1_all.deb Miscellaneous documentation for the X.org X Window System
xorg-sgml-doctools_1.10-1_all.deb Common tools for building X.Org SGML documentation
xorg_7.7+3~deb7u1_amd64.deb X.Org X Window System
xorp_1.8.5-1.1_amd64.deb eXtensible Open Router Platform
xorriso_1.2.2-2_amd64.deb command line ISO-9660 and Rock Ridge manipulation tool
xoscope_2.0-3.2_amd64.deb digital oscilloscope
xosd-bin_2.2.14-2_amd64.deb X On-Screen Display library - binary files
xosview_1.9.3-3_amd64.deb X based system monitor
xotcl-dev_1.6.7-2_amd64.deb Extended Object Tcl (XOTcl): Object orientation for Tcl - development files