Incorrect byte order on ppc64el

Bug #1333422 reported by Benjamin Herrenschmidt on 2014-06-23
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xorg-server (Ubuntu)
Adam Conrad

Bug Description

The X server has an old assumption that __powerpc__ is big endian. This was just fixed
upstream with this very simple patch which should be applied to ubuntu's version as well:

Adam Conrad (adconrad) on 2014-06-24
Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Adam Conrad (adconrad)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xorg-server - 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu6

xorg-server (2:1.15.1-0ubuntu6) utopic; urgency=medium

  * ppc64el-endian-fix.patch: Fix PPC endian assumptions (LP: #1333422)
 -- Adam Conrad <email address hidden> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:47:15 -0600

Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released

Hello Benjamin, or anyone else affected,

Accepted xorg-server into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Maarten Lankhorst (mlankhorst) wrote :

Marking verification-done, I can't test if the patch worked, but I can tell it's applied to trusty.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xorg-server - 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2.1

xorg-server (2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2.1) trusty-proposed; urgency=medium

  * Copy utopic package back to trusty.
    - Fix ppc64el byte order. (LP: #1333422)
      + xi-dont-copy-too-much.patch
    - Fix valgrind issue with xi copying too much.
      + xi-dont-copy-too-much.patch
    - Fix crash related to suspend/shutdown. (LP: #1208473)
      + mi-dont-process-disabled.patch
    - Fix touch event history overflow.
      + xi2-resize-touch.patch
    - Fix switching to guest sessions. (LP: #1322212)
      + Revive drm_device_keep_trying.patch
 -- Maarten Lankhorst <email address hidden> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:37:25 +0200

Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for xorg-server has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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