xserver problems

Bill Spitzak spitzak at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 17:07:31 PDT 2013

Though I agree that the built-in default should load the wlshm driver if 
needed, this is not the problem I am trying to fix.

My /etc/X11/xorg.conf file contains 'Driver "nv"'. This causes the 
wayland xserver to fail. This will happen whether or not wlshm or wlegl 
drivers are needed. I suspect there is a lot of other crap in my 
xorg.conf that will mess up the wayland xserver, not just this driver line.

I can "hide" the file by making a dummy one and using environment 
variables so that when the server is launched it finds the dummy. But it 
is impossible to make it used the compiled-in default (as the patch 
/etc/X11/xorg.conf is hard-wired into it and it will always find it).

Kristian Høgsberg wrote:
> I've commented on this before: the fix here isn't to introduce a new
> config file to worry about, the fix is to make the X server have a
> different fallback driver for when it's running in xwayland mode.
> Kristian
> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 4:19 AM, Bill Spitzak <spitzak at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am really interested in knowing if other people are seeing this problem.
>> If this is due to the wlshm driver I would be able to try to fix this. If
>> this is for all xserver users then I suspect I do not have enough knowledge
>> to fix it however.
>> Bill Spitzak wrote:
>>> For the last 2 months running x applications under wayland is producing
>>> black windows, but if you resize them you get screwed up window borders (in
>>> attached picture).
>>> It also appears that the image does not update until the event *after* the
>>> one that caused the window to change. For instance if you push a button, the
>>> button does not draw pushed-in until the mouse is moved.
>>> Are these known problems or is something wrong with my setup?
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