support for HW_SKIP_CONSOLE breaks use by blind people

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Tue Jan 8 15:57:56 PST 2013

Jamey Sharp, le Tue 08 Jan 2013 10:39:35 -0800, a écrit :
> I would very much like it if people could continue to run Xorg in
> Xnest/Xvfb-like situations without needing extra privileges

I agree

> or magic flags.

I just have to disagree on making the use of the dummy video driver any
more complex at all for the non-technical blind people.

As an answer, as I proposed in the #681781 Debian bugs report
(, Xorg could simply provide an Xdumb
script which makes use of all the needed magic flags and configuration
to run an Xnest/Xvfb-like server.


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