Devuan bug report logs - #214 undefined symbol: xf86GetOS

Package: xserver-xorg-core; Reported by:; Done: KatolaZ <>; Maintainer for xserver-xorg-core is (unknown).

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It seems that the version of xserver-xorg-core you are reporting about
is not available in Devuan Jessie (it has 2:1.16.4-1+deb8u2), not
available in Devuan ASCII (it has 2:1.19.2-1+deb9u2), and not
available in Devuan Ceres (it has 2:1.20.0-2).

Can you please clarify? Where did you get the package from? Are you
using other repositories than Devuan ones?

It would be useful to report the output of:

  $ apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-core

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From: Steve Graham <>
Subject: undefined symbol: xf86GetOS
Date: Mon, 28 May 2018 14:35:20 +0100

Package: xserver-xorg-core
Version: 1:1.9.2-1+b1

I run a minimal Xorg with the following packages installed:


(I have no udev, so evdev will not work. However Xorg input doesn't work with the legacy input 
drivers unless I have it installed. I don't know why.)

After an upgrade to the latest 'unstable' versions, Xorg failed to start because of a crash in the 
mouse driver --
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/ undefined symbol: xf86GetOS

I reverted:
xserver-xorg-core & -legacy from 2:1.20.0-2 to 2:1.19.3-2
xserver-xorg-video-intel from 2:2.99.917+git20171229-1+b1 to 2:2.99.917+git20161206-1

The following were re-installed at their current latest versions:
xserver-xorg-input-mouse 1:1.9.2-1+b1
xserver-xorg-input-kbd 1:1.9.0-1+b1
xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.10.5-1

The graphical interface then started normally.

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