Introduction to libxcvt

libxcvt is a library providing a standalone version of the X server implementation of the VESA CVT standard timing modelines generator. It is meant to be a direct replacement to the version formerly provided by the Xorg server.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.2 platform.

Package Information

User Notes:

Installation of libxcvt

Install libxcvt by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release .. &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.


Installed Program: cvt
Installed Library:
Installed Directory: /usr/include/libxcvt

Short Descriptions


calculates VESA Coordinated Video Timing (CVT) modelines for use with X

contains functions for calculating VESA CVT