XGetImage returns junk with Xorg/dummy_drv/VTs

McDonald, Michael-p7438c Michael.McDonald at gdc4s.com
Mon Nov 24 10:58:27 PST 2008


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Cox [mailto:alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk] 
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 11:47 AM
> To: Adam Jackson
> Cc: McDonald, Michael-p7438c; xorg at lists.freedesktop.org
> Subject: Re: XGetImage returns junk with Xorg/dummy_drv/VTs
> > But we do that anyway for all the offscreen pixmaps, because unlike
> > windows, we're not allowed to lose their contents.
> Sounds like another good reason to have DRI manage that and X aware
> screen switching so you only have to save console stomped areas.

  While experimenting, I confused the VT manager somehow and I had
multiple copies of Xorg+intel running successfully. Even XGetImage was
returning "good" results! I believe that it worked because it was doing
everything thru DRI. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to confuse
the VT manager on demand. :-(

Mike McDonald

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