error weston-launch from virtual terminal

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at
Wed Oct 17 07:17:30 UTC 2018

On Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:02:41 +0530
Iqbal Inzamam <inzamam.15 at> wrote:

> I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. when i try weston-launch from virtual terminal with
> no weston config file i get an error saying.
> "failed to create input device option 'seat', udev device property ID_SEAT"
> just running weston in normal terminal (within x11) works fine
> please help me to run weston-launch.


Ubuntu 18.04 is using systemd-logind. Why do want to use weston-launch
despite of that? Simply 'weston' should work on the virtual terminal as

Your error message is garbled too. Please, redirect both stdout and
stderr to a file and inspect the file contents. Printing to the virtual
terminal stops working correctly as soon as Weston switches the TTY to
graphics mode.

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