Running xserver

Bill Spitzak spitzak at
Mon Aug 27 16:40:24 PDT 2012

darxus at wrote:

> Wait, running wayland with the proprietary nvidia driver works at all?
> Isn't that... not possible (yet)?

It works using the x11-compositor (ie wayland inside an X window) and 
software emulation of egl by mesa. It's slow but so far the best I have 
gotten (noeveau was faster but it has always had this bug with xcb_poll 
that made x11-compositor run with extreme lag, and new versions it is 
getting the stride of the egl buffers wrong thus producing unusable 

I am having zero luck getting "real" wayland running outside of X. It 
just locks up my machine with garbage on one screen.

>> I attempted to patch this bug, and instead of any critique of the
>> patch itself, all I seem to be getting is hostility because I dared
>> to mention EEEVILLL nvidia. Holy crap!
> Scott Moreau is always inappropriately hostile, don't take it personally,
> and don't assume he represents anyone else.

Don't make this worse. I certainly understand where he is coming from, 
and if I really was just trying to make nvidia work I can understand the 

I believe I have found a bug that should be fixed that will effect 
everybody who wants to run both Xorg and Wayland with X clients on the 
same machine, and I was annoyed that it was confused with attempts to 
make nvidia work.

(the bug is that if /etc/X11/xorg.conf exists the wayland xserver always 
reads it. I submitted a patch so that $PREFIX/etc/X11/xorg.conf takes 
precedence. Though now I realize this is not sufficient since it will 
not fix a system installation of wayland. Perhaps a better approach is 
to fix xwayland to not need any config file, certainly it should be able 
to figure out everything it needs from the wayland server).

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