[PATCH] Wayland X server uses xwayand.conf instead of xorg.conf

Bill Spitzak spitzak at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 12:00:09 PDT 2012

Pekka Paalanen wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:36:47 -0700
> Bill Spitzak <spitzak at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think changing the name at the lowest level as I did it is the correct 
>> solution. I see no way anybody can use this unless they can tell the x 
>> server to ignore any existing xorg.conf file. Changing it at the final 
>> program seems much cleaner than requiring every wrapping program to pass 
>> a --config switch.
> Btw. did you ever test that your config name changes work also with
> config dirs, like /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/?
> Don't take this as on opinion about what is the right approach, only
> X.org server devs can take a stand (i.e. the discussion should be cc'd
> to the appropriate mailing list). This is just a detail that came to my
> mind.

I did not do any real testing, but it looked like all uses of those %C 
and %P, etc, symbols was that all the search paths looked in / first and 
then in $PREFIX second. This meant that it was impossible to override a 
system file by putting something into $PREFIX.

However I then realized that changing the search path would not fix any 
xwayland because a "real" installation would not have a $PREFIX anyway, 
so there had to be a different method to give wayland a different .conf 
file. So at that point I switched to using a different name for the 
.conf file.

I don't know if there are other conflicting files in xorg.conf.d. If so 
they may need renaming for the wayland version too.

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