Bug 56495 - Xwayland needs an accelerated hardware independant ddx
Summary: Xwayland needs an accelerated hardware independant ddx
Alias: None
Product: Wayland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: weston (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Wayland bug list
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Reported: 2012-10-28 14:32 UTC by n3rdopolis
Modified: 2013-10-27 04:39 UTC (History)
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Description n3rdopolis 2012-10-28 14:32:07 UTC
This has been mentioned a few times on the Wayland IRC, so I feel it's apropriate to open a bug report for this.

Currently, In order to use Xwayland, you either need a slightly modified ddx for your video card, or to use the wlshm "driver"

However what probably would be better for xwayland is a fake ddx similar to wlshm, ( most likely using egl?), so that xwayland can be hardware accelerated, without maintaining X drivers, or requiring the xwayland server to run as root.
Comment 1 Kristian Høgsberg 2013-10-27 04:39:01 UTC
Axel did this: https://github.com/axeldavy/xf86-video-wlglamor.git

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