Please, document usage of Xdummy with nvidia proprietary drivers
|Reported by:||callegar||Owned by:||callegar|
Description (last modified by )
Xdummy is unfortunately not very much documented. Since it is very nice to use xpra with it, I suggest that hints for some usage cases are provided with xpra and that xpra default config files are possibly updated including comments for particular situations.
Specifically, the current xpra documentation and default files appear not to work well for setups where the server is a linux machine using nvidia proprietary drivers.
I am experiencing the following issues in ubuntu trusty 64 bit with the nvidia proprietary drivers loaded using the ubuntu 'driver manager' which sets up the nvidia proprietary drivers as packaged by ubuntu.
There are 2 issues:
1) With the current default, Xdummy tries to load the nvidia glx stuff rather than the xorg one, which does not seem to work. I believe that something like
Section "Files" ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/" EndSection
may be needed in the xorg.conf used for xdummy.
2) Even with the above, the opengl software rasterizer has recently started to fail, because of missing symbols. I get
[528282.114] (EE) AIGLX error: dlopen of /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/swrast_dri.so failed (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/swrast_dri.so: undefined symbol: _glapi_tls_Dispatch)
I believe that this is because the Xdummy server loads the nvidia libGL rather than the mesa one, but I am not sure about this.
Please, add some documentation to illustrate use of xdummy on systems with the nvidia proprietary driver. Specifically: how to make opengl work in Xdummy either via the software rasterizer or if possible with the nvidia driver rendering on the Xdummy framebuffer.
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