cannot initialize display

Kevin DuBois kdub432 at
Mon Sep 26 20:48:01 PDT 2011

Hi all,
I've compiled everything according to this guide here:
but I get this error when I try to run:
$ ./wayland-compositor
failed to initialize display
failed to initialize egl
failed to create compositor

I've tracked this down to eglGetDisplay() failing, but I'm stumped as
to why it might fail. It looks like it gets past wl_display_connect()
just fine, but not the eglGetDisplay()

I'm using an intel GMA 4500HD graphics card on 32 bit Ubuntu as my
development computer.

Why might EGL fail to initialize, or does anyone have any other ideas
on how to get this running?

Kevin DuBois
kdub432 at

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