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 12.1 platform.

Package Information

libxcvt Dependencies


Xorg build environment (should be set for the following instructions to work)

Installation of libxcvt

Install libxcvt by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=$XORG_PREFIX --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: $XORG_PREFIX/include/libxcvt

Short Descriptions


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

contains functions for calculating VESA CVT