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

Bill Spitzak spitzak at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 12:44:27 PDT 2012

Are you saying that if I make $PREFIX/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/foo and put my 
config in there, xwayland will read it? And it will then ignore the 

I still do not see this solving the real problem however. The normal 
Xorg will follow the exact same rules, so if xwayland is compiled 
without $PREFIX then it is impossible to use this to make xwayland and 
normal Xorg see different config files. Even with $PREFIX this does not 
allow xwayland to see "no" config file, as the missing file will make it 
still fall back to searching everywhere and it will find the xorg.conf 
file that I do not want it to see.

So I still feel that my solution of changing the conf file name is the 
only thing that will work. We can put it in xorg.conf.d if that makes 
some kind of sense (though I completely do not understand the purpose of 

Pekka Paalanen wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:00:09 -0700
> Bill Spitzak <spitzak at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> The whole point of xorg.conf.d is that files can have any names, and
> they all will be read in in alphabetical order. Maybe they need a .conf
> suffix or not, don't know. If you are changing names, you would have to
> change the name of the directory.
> Thanks,
> pq
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