weston rdp black screen

Jean-Francois Dagenais jeff.dagenais at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 12:18:58 UTC 2019

> On Apr 17, 2019, at 03:27, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:28:16 -0400
> Jean-Francois Dagenais <jeff.dagenais at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In the end though, all I am really paid for is adding remote screen capability
>> in our product which is quite a subset of a proper generic VNC backend. The
>> resulting work would not be upstreamable, but would still be of value in the
>> open source domain for the next party to carry it forward.
> Oh, in that case, have you looked at Weston's remoting plugin?
> https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/wayland/weston/tree/master/remoting
> https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/wayland/weston/blob/master/doc/remoting-client-receive.bash
> The catch with that is that it depends on the DRM-backend which is
> currently the only thing providing "virtual outputs". It's also "just"
> a one-way point-to-point video stream at the moment, there is no remote
> control whatsoever.
> There were plans to add remote input to that and a simple viewer
> application, but that seems to be on hold for now.

Yeah I had seen that. Thanks for pointing it out. I didn't have time to
investigate it thoroughly though. It is quite appealing for our need although I
am not clear on what the client receiving this should look like (VLC perhaps?).
The input can indeed be a problem, but might be an easier problem to address
than the screen sharing part. My understanding was that it creates a separate
output whereas we need to always display on our LCD and stream only that output.

Thanks for discussing this with me. Regards!

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