Re: [Nolug] Need some help with Xserver pains. Anyone?

From: Curtis Smith <>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 21:47:56 -0500
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I'll try to break this down as simple as I can without carpal tunnel setting in.

Yes it is a mostly unrestricted linux distro, but as I said 'official' applications run in a jailed environment, preventing access to most things.

The terminal is NOT xterm, as xterm requires xecutah and xserver to be working. These were working fine til I started compiling things.

As for your interest in the work I'm doing, are you still in the area? I'm not sure if the touchpad will run Pixi binaries, I'd have to compile it on/for your pad.

Also, xecutah is what breaks security constraints and runs a new X session in a new card, then launches xterm. As far as directly running from bash, it's a no go, webos uses a semi-proprietary sdl directfb driver iirc, and all available vars for SDL_VIDEODRIVER fail to init.

I think I got all of the Q's

Sent from my Palm Pixi on T-Mobile
On Aug 20, 2012 9:33 PM, Joey Kelly &lt;; wrote:

On Monday, August 20, 2012 08:56:00 pm you wrote:

&gt; Pardon my frustration sir pre, but everyone hates the Pixi and wants

&gt; nothing to do with my questions apparently.

It's more probable that no one compiles X these days, and thus no one has any

idea where to begin. That said, I'm interested in your project... I have a fire

sale HP tablet and I'm still running WebOS.



&gt; This may or may not be the correct error as I ran it via terminal and not

&gt; xecutah.

Um, that's an xterm, right? It's my understanding that under the hood, WebOS

is fairly standard Linux (unlike nameless other Google Linux implementations),

so unless something weird is going on, you ought to be able to start an X

application from bash. Do X apps started like that open in a new card, or do

they remain in the card the terminal is in?

IPv6, you say? Hrm... and IPv4 stuff works correctly? Interesting problem you

got there...

Joey Kelly
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