Possible to run an xorg desktop in Wayland?

Benoit Gschwind gschwind at gnu-log.net
Fri Jul 21 12:17:57 UTC 2017


Maybe you are interrested in [1], but I do not maintain it for the
moment. It' Xnest for wayland, it's mostly based on Xwayland code, but
provide a root window.

Best regards.

[1] https://github.com/gschwind/xwlnest

Le vendredi 21 juillet 2017 à 10:30 +0300, Pekka Paalanen a écrit :
> On Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:24:53 +0800
> Jonas Ådahl <jadahl at gmail.com> wrote:
> > They would work if you run the clients in a rootful complete Xorg
> > server
> > on top of Wayland (such as Xnest and Xephyr), but in effect that
> > will be
> > a like running a separate session with a separate window manager
> > and
> > background etc inside a window, much like how virtual machines are
> > presented, and they (x11vnc, xdotool, clients in the nested X
> > server)
> > will only be displayed in and aware of what is inside that nested x
> > server.
> Hi,
> yes, and that is actually possible with Xwayland itself, no need for
> Xephyr or the like although they are probably much more user-
> friendly.
> Xwayland still contains the code to run in rootful mode, so if you
> simply run 'Xwayland :5' or whatever unused display number, it will
> put
> up a single Wayland window which is the X11 root window. On that X11
> display, you can then run a complete X11 desktop with whatever WM
> etc. However, the integration with the Wayland desktop is not
> friendly.
> Also this mode of Xwayland is rarely used at all, so testing is very
> thin.
> Thanks,
> pq
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