weston-launch can not be started up in user mode

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 01:33:39 PDT 2014

On Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:43:56 +0000
Yang Andy <williamyang13 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone
> I want to start up weston-launch at console terminal in user mode.
> It failed to start up weston-launch and echo error info below.
> But when i change user mode to root mode,it can start up weston-launch correctly.
> Could anyone give some hint on how to solve this issue?
> [Error Info]
> weston-launch[262]: [16:00:12.513] weston 1.4.0
> weston-launch[262]: http://wayland.freedesktop.org/
> weston-launch[262]: Bug reports to: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Waylan
> weston-launch[262]: [16:00:12.516] OS: Linux, 3.10.17-1.0.0_ga, #8 SMP PREEMPT Fri Aug 29 16:
> weston-launch[262]: [16:00:12.529] Using config file '/etc/xdg/weston/weston.ini'
> weston-launch[262]: [16:00:12.532] Loading module '/usr/lib/weston/fbdev-backend.so'
> weston-launch[262]: [16:00:12.553] initializing fbdev backend
> weston-launch[262]: [16:00:12.594] Loading module '/usr/lib/weston/gl-renderer.so'
> weston-launch[262]: [16:00:12.605] fbGetDisplay failed.
> weston-launch[262]: [16:00:12.605] fatal: failed to create compositor

There is no "fbGetDisplay" in the Weston sources and has never been.
Where is that coming from?

Any particular reason why you are trying to use the GL-renderer on
fbdev? That won't usually work except maybe on some proprietary
graphics stacks on embedded.


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