Wayland on a VT

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 23:03:21 PDT 2014

On Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:17:04 +0300
Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:

> Sorry if this is the wrong mailing list, but I couldn't find a Wayland
> users' (application developers') mailing list.
> Is it possible to build Wayland and run it on one linux VT while an X
> server is running on another VT? I'd like to try out the Hello Wayland
> Tutorial on my Fedora laptop (<URL:
> http://hdante.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/the-hello-wayland-tutorial/>).

Sure, you need to pick a compositor first, as Wayland itself is
nothing you can run per se (think about HTTP for instance).

If you choose Weston, it can run on a VT in a few different ways,
and it can also run as an X11 application in a window so if you want
to run inside your X session, that is possible too.

Running it on a VT however is how it is meant to be experienced,
since running on X11 lacks some display and input features.

There should be no problem running a Wayland compositor in one VT
while your X session is on another.


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