Running xserver

Scott Moreau oreaus at
Mon Aug 27 12:46:26 PDT 2012

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Bill Spitzak <spitzak at> wrote:

> Pekka Paalanen wrote:
>  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.
> Is this the intended final design, or will this function be moved to
> xserver? It sure seems like it would fit into xserver better. It sounds to
> me like the X window events are being somehow encapsulated into the wayland
> protocol, so the wayland process can read them and translate them to real
> wayland events. Wouldn't this fit much better into the xserver?

No, it will likely become a client.

>  Just FYI, that it is intentional to not see any X windows when run like
>> that. Crashes are a different matter.
> Yes the windows do not show up, and the applications appear to work as
> though they are waiting for the map event.
> Then is running however I get a crash in the interpretation of
> window events.

xwayland seems to work fine for everyone else. Try to get a real bt with
debugging symbols.
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