Issues with running Xclient using xwayland.

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at
Wed Jan 23 23:14:45 PST 2013

On Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:51:54 -0800
Bill Spitzak <spitzak at> wrote:

> This sounds like the problem I had in that it is finding the xorg.conf 
> setup needed to run X normally.

What in his X log suggests that it is getting a bad xorg.conf?

I did not notice any such indication. Also modulepath seems to be
correct, and it is loading his custom-built, too, as

It would be very nice to know what to look for.


> I posted a patch some time ago to make the xorg server use different 
> filenames when running the wayland backend. I really can't see any other 
> way to allow xwayland to run on the same machine that somebody may also 
> want to run normal X on.
> Pekka Paalanen wrote:
> > The X server must not use the modules nv, vesa, or fbdev, since they
> > are not Wayland-enabled drivers. Having them fail is ok and intentional.
> > Something else is the problem.
> > 
> > The only other compatible Wayland-enabled driver with a nvidia card is
> > the xf86-video-wlshm, which does not depend on any particular hardware.

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