Mouse pointer lagging in Weston desktop on Virtual Platform

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at
Mon Aug 3 12:05:53 UTC 2020

On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 11:58:27 +0930
Sami Md < at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have Weston-6.0.0  running on IMX8mqev yocto linux (on our own Virtual
> Platform) on ubuntu 18.04 host.
> I executed the below command to run the Weston-6 on TTY-7 using pixman (in
> imx8 virtual platform console)
> # weston --tty=7 --use-pixman
> Weston desktop works  fine and I see the weston desktop on separate display
> window for a virtual platform. (Just like the display window of qemu /
> virtual box)
> But the mouse pointer inside the weston desktop window is  lagging behind
> the host PC (ubuntu-18.04 )mouse pointer. I would like to have the host
> mouse pointer disappear when I hover over the weston window and only the
> mouse in the weston desktop should be shown.


that is something you need to do in your Virtual Platform viewer
application. The guest OS or Weston cannot do it, they have no idea
there even is a Virtual Platform or that the host might have a cursor
of its own.


> Currently I see two mouse
> pointers and they are not in sync. It is difficult to use the pointer on
> the weston desktop.
> below is my weston.ini
> ------------------------------
> root at imx8mqevk:~# cat /etc/xdg/weston/weston.ini
> [core]
> repaint-window=34
> use-pixman=true
> Best Regards
> Sami

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