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Old 05-23-2020, 12:33 PM   #1
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"Unclean" X (xfce4) & how about wayland?


I have a new install of ~Current on a RazPi 4, and ran X as a new user. A very poor default config, firefox won't start, but it has wifi It reminded me of those with leprosy in Bible times that had to go round shouting "Unclean" when anyone approached.
I did my usual trick of piping screen output to a file, and copying the Xorg.0.log. Here's some of the juicy bits you may have ideas on. Here's screen output:
Code:
(xfce4-session:1414): xfce4-session-WARNING **: 13:18:29.383: gpg-agent returned no PID in the variables.

> Internal error:   Could not resolve keysym XF86FullScreen

(xfwm4:1422): xfwm4-WARNING **: 13:18:29.531: Error opening /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory

/usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1: error while loading shared libraries: libwayland-client.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

** (process:1485): WARNING **: 13:18:30.947: Failed to load shared library 'libgdk-3.so.0' referenced by the typelib: libwayland-client.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Some of these I know. I don't need gpg; Bluetooth & hplip always seem to fall over in a mess of python hysteria until they get personal attention. XF86FullScreen is in /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/inet and '//' at the beginning of the line fixes that (comments it out).

Do I need wayland (as well as some of gnome) to run that sucky xfce WM? Is wayland better on the RazPi 4? What about /dev/dri/card0? Where's that gone?

From Xorg.0.log:
Code:
[  1441.188] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
        Using the first device section listed.
[  1441.189] (**) |   |-->Device "Allwinner A10/A13 FBDEV"
[  1441.197] (II) FBTURBO: driver for framebuffer: fbturbo  
 
[  1441.206] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbturbo
Is that right for X? Is there a sample /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/video.conf online anywhere or should I cobble up one of my own?

That's about it, except for the usual "Lanigan's Ball" act by libinput
I stepped out, I stepped in again
I stepped out again, I stepped in again
It loads and unloads half a dozen times
 
Old 05-23-2020, 02:20 PM   #2
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Kinda sorted the rough stuff, by installing wayland and sqlite-3.x. I also had to add /usr/lib/firefox to /etc/ld.so.conf, which I shouldn't have to technically, but it's there now.The python errors from hplip and bluetooth (which I probably spared you) I can make go away by a battle of attrition, usually. I'm posting from the unfortunate Razpi 4 atm which is online via init scripts. That at least spares me the python drama (usually a tragedy) with NetworkManager. Polkit, d-bus, glib & gtk are their usual hysterical selves, so all is well in the world.

I'd love to know if you can use wayland, or is it just a protocol?

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