Running xserver

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at
Sun Aug 26 23:29:58 PDT 2012

On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:04:10 -0700
Bill Spitzak <spitzak at> wrote:

> 3. There appears to be no way to get weston to tell the xserver to use 
> an alternative config file. So instead I rand weston without --xserver 
> and replicated it's launch line inside the weston-terminal:
>      Xorg -config ./xorg.conf -wayland -rootless :2 &


if you run weston without --xserver, it will never load,
and therefore there will never be the special X window manager, that
will map X window events into Wayland protocol. Therefore you will
never get an X window mapped in Weston.

The special X window manager is implemented in, and for
now, it runs in the same process as Weston.

Just FYI, that it is intentional to not see any X windows when run like
that. Crashes are a different matter.


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