not completely booting to the desktop without a screen connected?

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at
Wed Mar 15 09:21:00 UTC 2017

this => `require-input=false` was an info I couldn't easily find.

Thanks a lot !

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 8:39 AM, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at> wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:23:28 +0000
> Andrea Giammarchi <andrea.giammarchi at> wrote:
> > IIRC  Weston also doesn't start if there is no input attached while Xorg
> > boots without issues.
> >
> > That makes Weston not an ideal place for dumb clients connected to the
> > internet actively showing infos, ads, weather, alarms, through a screen
> but
> > not listening to any inputs.
> Hi,
> this thread was about starting without outputs.
> I've already forgot if Weston is able to start without outputs, Armin
> may have implemented that as part of his GSoC 2016.
> Weston can start without any input devices if you say in weston.ini
> that it is ok (require-input=false). It's not the default, because if
> Weston for some reason simply failed to open existing input devices, it
> would leave the user with no other "input" than the power and reset
> buttons, aside from remote access.
> If you wanted to run Weston without both input and output, there is the
> headless backend we use in the test suite.
> Thanks,
> pq
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