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Dual X Servers Running Side-By-Side With Wayland

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Published on 10 December 2008 06:55 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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It was just earlier this week that Wayland picked up a terminal as Kristian Høgsberg was working to get a real X Server running under this mini display server with integrated compositing manager that's designed around technologies like kernel mode-setting and the Graphics Execution Manager. Now though Wayland has reached another milestone. Kristian not only has an X Server running under Wayland, but he has managed to get two servers and placing them side-by-side.

Kristian has two X Servers running within Wayland and at the same time still having Wayland's terminal open. This is done using just Wayland and not Xnest, Xephpyr, or other techniques. The contained X Servers aren't limited either but they are still capable of Direct Rendering Infrastructure 2, GLX, X-Video, and UXA acceleration (the EXA-based system that's been GEM-ified by Intel).

Input events are passed to the X Server from Wayland instead of using evdev, but this side-by-side X Server action currently doesn't support keyboard inputs.

Dual X Servers Running Side-By-Side With Wayland


Congratulations to Kristian Høgsberg in accomplishing this nice little feat. Wayland is coming along quite quickly and nicely to say the least. Read more about it on his blog.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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